Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
While internships are a common rite of passage for many young adults, for Orthodox teens, it may not be all that simple, since their community faces challenges different from other communities (whether Jewish or not). With these distinctions in mind, the career strategies branch of JEVS Human Services last year launched Gesher L'Machar ("Bridge to the Future"), an internship program...
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State Rep. Daylin Leach (D-District 149), a 47-year-old who has served in the General Assembly for six years, insisted that he's running for the seat being vacated by state Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17) to reinvigorate the Democratic minority in the chamber and help get stalled health-care and environmental legislation into law. Leach stated that, up till now, the state...
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Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) -- who, by all reports, was very nearly John McCain's choice for running mate -- predicted during a Sept. 28 GOP rally in Ardmore that McCain would receive more support from Jewish voters than any Republican candidate since before the Great Depression. Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan garnered 39 percent of the Jewish vote en route...
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The editor of the Jewish Exponent , Jonathan S. Tobin, will be leaving the newspaper to become executive editor of Commentary magazine. Bennett L. Aaron, chairman of the Jewish Publishing Group said in a statement: "We thank Jonathan Tobin for 10 highly successful years as editor of our newspaper. We will miss his professionalism, but wish him well in his...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Janna Friedman, a licensed clinical social worker, described how she once listened to a female client who confided in her about the constant fighting going on in her marriage -- how her husband put her down all the time and controlled the family's finances. That was when Friedman saw "red flags" flying everywhere. These women are "not even aware it's...
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