Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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As the girls' lacrosse team from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy competed for a league championship last week, the players on the field looked like a well-seasoned group of athletes putting on a scrappy performance that nearly won them the title. In reality, this group, like the school's program, was completing only its second season. Three years ago, many...
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Washington A distinctly Jewish flavor wafted through the White House on Tuesday as several hundred guests gathered for the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month reception. Despite the timing of Tuesday's event, just a few days before the president's major speech on the Middle East, his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his address to the American Israel...
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Philadelphians hoping for a Jewish mayor or member of City Council are pretty much out of luck, given the results of Tuesday's primary election. Republican John Featherman, who is Jewish, is locked in a standoff with Karen Brown, the choice of the GOP establishment. Fewer than 60 votes separate the two and not all the votes have been tallied. The...
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Shortly after Eli Gabay made aliyah, his boss in the State Attorney's Office in Jerusalem came to his desk with a large box filled with U.S. court proceedings against accused Nazi war criminal John Ivan Demjanjuk. Israel was extraditing Demjanjuk, his boss said, but it wasn't likely to happen anytime soon, so the files could be read at leisure, remembered...
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Last year, the Friends of the Israel Defense Force raised more than $60 million nationwide, but those dollars didn't go toward the purchase of guns, uniforms or tanks. Instead, the 30-year-old organization allocates funds for a series of programs that directly benefit soldiers. Its tagline reads: "Their job is to look after Israel, ours is to look after them." The...
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