Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
You don't have to be an expert to advocate for Israel; you don't have to have all the facts, either. Israel advocacy doesn't even have to be political. "[And it] doesn't mean you have to agree with everything Israel does," said Israel advocacy trainer Neil Lazarus. The easiest and most important part of Israel advocacy, he said, is making someone...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Northeast Philadelphia -- once a stronghold of the Philadelphia Jewish community -- has said farewell to yet another synagogue: After 113 years, Adath Zion Congregation has closed its doors and merged with Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel on Bustleton Avenue, in the Rhawnhurst section of the city. Adath Zion president Neil Schmerling said there were several reasons why it was...
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to delegates during the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Jerusalem on Nov. 16. Olmert has announced his resignation, due to multiple investigations of corruption charges. His successor will be elected in a new general election in February.
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Two days after winning a hotly contested New Jersey congressional seat, John Adler, a Democratic state senator, managed to squeeze in a workout at his gym at the Betty & Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, N.J. Adler recalled that, while at the gym, a man in his 50s came up to congratulate him. When Adler asked how...
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In the wake of a historic victory for the Democratic Party -- from the race for the White House to the battle for the Pennsylvania state House -- U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7), a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy, likened the country to an aircraft carrier. Change directions too abruptly, and the planes can slide right off the...
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