Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Amid garbage bags, an old roller skate and a television broken in half - wires frayed in all directions - a gravestone with Hebrew lettering leaned to one side. Most of the words were faded and a piece of the top had been broken off, but at the bottom it still clearly read "5621," the Hebrew year translating to 1860-61...
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Clad in an olive-green prison uniform and noticeably thinner than the last time she appeared before Judge Anita Brody, 74-year-old Betty Shusterman needed the help of a walker to inch her way across the federal courtroom she'd navigated so many times before. Eventually, she sat at the same defendant's table that she occupied during her four-week trial nearly two years...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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When the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up the nomination of federal judge and Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. next month, among the stacks of papers on members' desks will be a curious letter from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Addressed to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the committee's chairman, and dated Aug. 22, the letter from the Conservative...
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Don't Call Us; We'll Call You! Tracking down most people is as simple as looking up a phone number. All that's required is a quick shuffle through the White Pages or a few keystrokes on an Internet search engine, and the home telephone of John Q. Public comes into focus. Concerned that the same could become the order of the...
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