Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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As the Obama administration awaited an official response from Iran as to whether it would abide by a draft plan concerning uranium enrichment, two Pennsylvania lawmakers highlighted efforts on Capitol Hill and in Harrisburg to enact deeper sanctions against the Iranian regime. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District 153) touted those efforts during an Oct...
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A controversial Dutch lawmaker and fierce critic of Islam received an overwhelming positive response from a largely Jewish audience in Center City, just days after several dozen students protested outside Temple University, the parliamentarian's first local stop. Both events took place under tight security. Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands Freedom Party, has angered Muslims by claiming that terrorism...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
You might call him the original Founding Father. We're not talking about Washington, Jefferson, Franklin or any of the other storied figures so central to this city's history. This particular founder predates those mensches by a few years -- a few thousand years, that is. We're talkin' Moses here, and the man from Mount Sinai is at the center of...
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Rabbi Rebecca Alpert
A Tin Pan Alley Jew -- Albert Von Tilzer -- composed the catchy tune to the anthem of baseball, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and I enjoy singing along. But the words, written by Philadelphia Catholic Jack Norworth, sometimes give me pause. Since Catholics, like Jews, have a penchant for rules, the song's chorus is based on three commands...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Phillies fever has spread to the younger set across the Philadelphia region. Preschoolers at the Kaiserman JCC are spending gym class forming a human "P" while across town at Beth Sholom Congregation, the young tots are using their artistic skills to cheer on their home team as it goes head to head with the New York Yankees in the World...
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