Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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Alarmed by the continuing international outrage directed at Israel following last week's raid on a Gaza-bound ship, local Jews are stepping up their activism in defense of the Jewish state. In public meetings, briefings at the Israeli consulate, letters to the editor, e-mail blasts and street demonstrations, activists are voicing their anger and frustration. "The whole world is against this...
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With Specter gone, Senate hopefuls chart course to vie for Jewish support
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Dan Hirschhorn, JE Feature
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter enjoyed deep support from the Philadelphia-area Jewish community, and it's no mystery why. As a Republican from Kansas who was moderate on social issues and staunch in his support of Israel, he seemed hand-crafted more than any GOPer to win Jewish votes, especially in the suburbs. But now, he's out of the picture, his defection to...
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Until now, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter -- one of the most influential Jewish politicians of the last 30 years -- has been known as a political escape artist, achieving electoral victories in the face of probably defeat. Supporters say that the son of an immigrant from Russia, who went from being the lone Jewish kid in Russel, Kan., to the...
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U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak tends to wax poetic about the values instilled in him during his career in the U.S. Navy, and more than once has used a battleship as a metaphor to describe American foreign policy. (It must be turned around slowly and with care.) The retired three-star admiral can now rightly be called a political giant killer, having...
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Jessica Endy, JE Feature
Slava Korabelnikov and Lena Bulych looked like storybook newlyweds sitting in the Penn Valley home of Shelley and Mark Verlin earlier this month. It was the day after the wedding reception the Verlins had held in the couple's honor. The two sat pressed shoulder to shoulder, holding hands, each stealing glances at Bulych's new ring. As idyllic as the scene...
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