Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Barack Obama's campaign is continuing its heavy outreach to Jewish voters in the Philadelphia area. On Oct. 13, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) spoke in front of a packed auditorium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Three days earlier, in the same place, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and a host of other local...
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While all signs are pointing to the economy as the decisive issue in the upcoming election, both locally and nationally, it was questions on foreign policy and Iraq that drew the most-forceful responses during a debate at a Bucks County synagogue between U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) and Republican challenger Tom Manion. "It's time for the Iraqi government to...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Since 1973, there have been nine Israeli prime ministers, seven American presidents, and one constant at Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council: Burt Siegel, who will step down on Nov. 3 from his post as executive director of the organization he's served for 35 years. In a career that's seen the easing of tensions between Philadelphia's Jewish and African-American communities, and...
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Harold Levenson and Milt Salamon, a pair of World War II veterans, arrived more than two hours early to Abington High School on Oct. 3 in order to get as close as possible to the speaker's podium. The two were part of an estimated crowd of 6,000 that turned out to hear Barack Obama's first speech in the area since...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA, is helping to sharpen Israel's image in the eyes of adolescents. The Boston-based group has just released "Eyes on Israel," a secondary-school curriculum currently being used by more than 500 Jewish educators and institutions around the globe, including Stern Hebrew High School in Philadelphia and the Jewish Community...
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