Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Even with the loss of at least four veteran pro-Israel voices from the House and Senate, politics watchers stress that the Jewish state still has devoted friends in key congressional positions.
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Outside of his home state, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell doesn't get much media attention. But as the 52-year-old — currently the only Jewish governor in the country — readies to be sworn in for a second term, he says he doesn't mind operating relatively under the radar.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
In response to recent criticism, Israeli officials are reviewing haredi Orthodox policies restricting religious expression at the Western Wall. But among the Israeli secular majority, such restrictions rank near the bottom of a long list of church-state issues they would like to address.
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A local businessman supplied members of his Main Line synagogue with some 3,000 knit hats to bring to Israeli troops during a winter visit to the Jewish state.
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Those who lead 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips don't get paid and often deal with turbulent moments — but the opportunity to guide wide-eyed young adults on their virgin voyages to the Jewish state are well worth any hassles, they say.
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