Sunday, April 26, 2015 Iyyar 7, 5775

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After 75 years, the Jewish cops and firefighters who make up the local chapter of Shomrim still gather for monthly meetings and social events. But their ranks have thinned — and aged — considerably in recent years.
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The American Jewish Committee’s Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter has unveiled a new program aimed at educating foreign diplomats based in the Philadelphia region about the concerns of Israel and the American Jewish community. Through its Diplomatic Liaison Initiative, AJC is seeking to deepen its relationships with the roughly 35 diplomatic consuls in the Philadelphia region, the majority of...
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After $17 million in personal campaign funds, coal industry executive and political neophyte Tom Smith may be within striking distance of unseating U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The 65-year-old Democrat-turned-Republican from Armstrong County spoke to the Exponent about his views on foreign policy and domestic issues
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Ron Kampeas
Israel, a heated issue throughout the presidential campaign, finally took center stage at the final foreign policy-themed debate earlier this week. But whether the subject was Iran sanctions or the U.S. commitment to Israel, the clashing candidates sounded surprisingly similar notes.
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Forget the big communal question of whether children of intermarried couples can ever feel completely Jewish - the roughly 65 teens and parents at a recent interfaith symposium focused on the practical challenges they face, from discussing faith with their partners to managing in-laws. Members of Kol Ami, a Reform synagogue in Elkins Park organized the "Interfaith Roller Coaster."
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