Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

With about eight weeks left to go till election day, local attorney Jeffrey Pasek, president of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (J-SPAN) spoke on Sept. 4 about the influence of religion in politics. During the lunchtime meeting, attended by more than 50 members of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia, the attorney referred to key moments in American history where faith...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
This Thursday, Sept. 11, marks the seventh anniversary of the deadliest terrorist assault ever to occur on American soil. But that date also happens to be when Oliver Leo Blackman turns 7. He shares his special day -- not just the month and day, but also the very year -- with the date of the terrorist attacks. The youth was...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
The year was 1858. Abraham Lincoln -- not yet president -- held his famous series of debates with Stephen Douglas. Future President Theodore Roosevelt was born, and John Brown organized a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Minnesota became a state -- the 32nd. But for a group of 16 German-Jewish immigrants here in Philadelphia, 1858 was probably best...
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If Pennsylvania has always been a battleground state for Republicans and Democrats, then the 6th congressional district -- an oddly carved-out area that encompasses parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, including Lower Merion Township -- has often served as the front line, a region where candidates and the national parties have spent millions of dollars in order to sway...
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Aaron Passman
Audrey Fielding has been a Temple University student for the last three years. She takes the bus from her apartment to Temple's Center City campus, and during the summer semester, her class load included "The Confluence of American and American-Jewish History." That course, like others she takes, is limited to seniors only -- that is, senior citizens. Fielding is a...
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