Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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In a strange twist, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to uninvite Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, from an upcoming trip to Israel. The RJC, which asserts that the GOP is the more pro-Israel party, argued in a press release that Hagel happens to be one Republican with a poor legislative...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the congregants and staff at Germantown Jewish Centre, the past six months have been challenging, to say the least. Since a fire back in January -- which was eventually ruled an arson, and destroyed a preschool classroom and left nearby areas smoke-damaged -- the Mount Airy synagogue has faced several challenges, the latest of which is a flooded sanctuary...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
At the intersection of South Fourth and Emily streets, a three-story, red-painted brick building -- one level taller than the other properties -- stands out from among its neighbors. It has a pillared entrance that extends outward from the facade and quickly catches the eye. And yet, passersby would see no overt signs identifying the building as the home of...
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On June 30, Robert J. Reinstein, the first Jewish dean in the 113-year history of Temple University's law school, officially stepped down from the post that he's held for 19 years. In addition, he also relinquished his title as Temple's vice president for international programs, though he has no immediate plans of retiring. Instead, the 63-year-old resident of Chestnut Hill...
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Aaron Passman
It takes a lot of chutzpah to apply to just two colleges -- especially when your safety school is Stanford. But that's exactly what Anna Stein did, withdrawing her application there in December after receiving her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. "I want to serve my country," said the teen. "For me, this is the...
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