Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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Clutching a BlackBerry and sporting a "Toomey for Senate" baseball cap and sweatshirt, Nachama Soloveichik is busy monitoring campaign tweets on three computers. With a few weeks to go until Election Day, she and the rest of Pat Toomey's campaign staff are in blitz mode, working 18-hour days. Not that the 30-year-old director of communications minds. In an interview at...
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The perennial issue of whether or not to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem surfaced this week during a congressional debate at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. U.S. Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), a freshman lawmaker, is defending his turf against Republican Jon Runyan, a former offensive tackle for the Philadelphia...
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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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