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By now, the whole world knows the name and face of Joshua Fattal, the 29-year-old Elkins Park native who spent 26 months in an Iranian prison before being reunited with his family last week in Oman and arriving back on U.S. soil on Sunday. But one aspect of the story that has largely gone unreported is the fact that Fattal...
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Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
When the Philadelphia Phillies called him up from the minors in mid-August, Michael Schwimer joined an elite group with a tiny membership -- Major League Baseball's small band of Jewish players. Now, with the Phillies on deck to start the post-season on Saturday, Schwimer won't have the chance to fulfill his dream of contributing to his team in the playoffs...
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A Jewish day school in Westchester County, N.Y., might not be the most rough and tumble place to get an education, but Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg said he had to learn to be tough as a kid: His parents were from Philadelphia and he was a diehard Phillies fan surrounded by Yankees and Mets devotees. Now, finally, Gruenberg is living in...
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WASHINGTON American Jews are feeling "grumpy," according to the American Jewish Committee's take on its latest public opinion survey. That's not good news for President Barack Obama, whose Jewish approval level has dipped below 50 percent. But American Jews also don't seem particularly excited about the Republicans hoping to replace him. Jews now approve and disapprove of Obama's performance in...
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In the early 1970s, Daniel Zucker, fresh out of college, thought he had found his life's passion in archaeology. The California native was helping to excavate Ein Gedi, an ancient site on the shores of the Dead Sea and loving every minute of it. But then he became aware of a problem; none of his married supervisors ever seemed to...
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