Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775

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Despite reports to the contrary, the head of the Republican Jewish Coalition insists that the partisan organization has not given up on Pennsylvania — though it has clearly scaled back its plans to vie for Jewish votes here. It has been repeatedly report­ed over the past several weeks that the RJC had shifted $1.5 million intended for Pennsylvania to Ne­vada...
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Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university president who was forced to resign after it was revealed that he didn’t properly report the abuse to authorities. Penn State student Felix Aronovich, on the other hand, represents a feel-good Jewish story surrounding the...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is preparing for another encounter with the cold, her “worst and only fear.” Rakovskaya said her hope of staying warm this winter lies with a one-time payment of approximately $3,200 that she may receive from Germany...
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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The U.S. Senate has passed a non-binding resolution, co-sponsored by three sen­­ators, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), stating that American policy should be to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. The resolution, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and co-authored by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), was introduced in February. It...
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