Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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More than seven months after stunning the political world by switching parties -- and receiving a chorus of welcome from the nation's top Democrats -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) exudes both determination and worry in his quest for re-election to a sixth term. "I saw President Clinton yesterday and he said, 'How's it going?' and I said, 'I've got...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Rebecca Lipstein would have loved to have slept in, but on this particular Sunday morning that wasn't an option. Even though the 13-year-old had been up until 2 a.m. tooling around on Facebook, she was up early the next day for a regular family outing. One Sunday a month, the Lipsteins -- Rebecca, her brother Zach, 10, and parents Francine...
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The faculty strike that had shut down the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy for a week ended in the wee hours of Monday morning after teachers and the administration reached a deal on a five-year contract. All those affected by the strike -- parents, students, teachers and administrators --breathed a collective sigh of relief, and said that they wanted to...
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After several years in the works, the new Edward H. Rosen Hillel Center for Jewish Life at Temple University made its debut with a Nov. 11 dedication ceremony that drew an estimated 300 people. The event included greetings and remarks from a number of Temple and Hillel leaders, representatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Temple students and even...
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Needless to say, the lunchroom hasn't been a busy place this week at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, with the teachers on strike and the students out of school. But thanks to a project put together by Max & David's, which handles the school's dining needs, the Jewish Relief Agency and the Klein JCC's Cook for a Friend program, this...
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