Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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Five Jews with divergent viewpoints gathered last week inside a Mount Airy sukkah to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some blamed events on the Arabs; others said the problem was Israel. The conversation could not have been more topical: Sept. 26 was the final day of Israel's 10-month moratorium on settlement-building. The future of the direct talks remained in doubt --...
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For the better part of an hour-and-a-half, the moderator of a debate between U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) and the man who formerly held the Bucks County seat, Republican Michael Fitzpatrick, tried in vain to get the raucous crowd of 600 to settle down. The audience on Sunday greeted each candidate with football-like chants of "Murphy" and "Mike" as...
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Ethel Hamburger, 82, running 'marathon'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Rachel Vigoda Jewish Exponent Feature Ethel Hamburger has always relied on the kindness of strangers. After almost a year of writing letters, hanging posters, handing out pamphlets and calling up everyone she knows -- plus plenty of people she doesn't -- Hamburger, 82, is expecting 500 people at the benefit race www.martinsrun.org she's hosting this weekend to raise money for...
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U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) may be one of the so-called "Young Guns" -- a trio of House members some consider the future of the Republican Party -- but in one key respect, the 47-year-old stands alone.
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An Afghani Rosh Hashanah
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Avi Behar, JE Feature
Who would have thought that Afghanistan would be a place of unity for Jews? A few weeks ago I came across a flyer posted in the local chapel with times for services for every Christian denomination possible. A few hours later a thought of "Hey, why not" came across my mind. So, I walked and took a second glance. To...
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