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Despite purportedly good intentions, a banner bearing a swastika embedded in a star of David that was flown along the New Jersey and New York shore Saturday ignited a hailstorm of criticism. According to proswastika.org , the web address listed on the banner next to a swastika, peace sign and heart symbol, the action was intended to commemorate a third...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
The six ponytailed young women in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park tossed balls back and forth as they ran down the field, catching and cradling them in the nets at the end of their wooden sticks. A young Israeli man passing by on his way to a soccer game in the next field stopped, stared curiously for a while and finally...
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Tom Smith, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), may not be familiar with the Yiddish term mensch -- at least not until this week -- nor has he yet visited the Jewish state, though he hopes to one day. But the one-time coal miner-turned-coal executive from western Pennsylvania's Armstrong County says he is confident that his...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is the declared winner of Egypt's presidential race and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, reportedly continues to lie near death in a coma -- just like the legacy he tried to craft for himself and his country. Mubarak, 84, once the entrenched leader of his land, was supposed to be leaving behind an Egypt pre-eminent in...
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As Israeli tennis standout Nadine Fahoum struck a forehand, the pounded fuzz of a ball left the racquet strings on a perfect trajectory, accelerating and ascending well above the net, revolving dozens of times per second before descending and crashing deep in the court -- a puff of clay rising in its wake. Most people who pick up a racquet...
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