Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After four years of hanging out together on a weekly basis, Sammy -- a 16-year-old who is autistic -- knows the drill exactly once fellow teenager Avriel Finder walks through his front door. "We do puzzles, eat popcorn and watch some Disney movie," said Finder, an 18-year-old senior at Lower Merion High School. The ongoing relationship has given Sammy a...
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As news reports spread that the Sudanese government has once again embarked on a scorched-earth campaign in Darfur -- one that echoes the aerial bombings and village burnings that touched off a genocidal rampage in the African nation nearly five years ago -- a program organized by a local advocacy group urged Philadelphians to redouble their efforts on this paramount...
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The congressional contenders have been whittled down, and it looks as if there won't be contested primaries in District 6 and District 13, after all. Democrat Robert Roggio and Republican Marina Kats have emerged from their respective fields to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), respectively. On Feb. 21, the Montgomery County...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The best way for Israel and the Palestinians to forge a peace agreement is with the United States closely engaged in the situation, two local congressmen have argued. Speaking at Congregation Or Shalom in Berwyn, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) said that the 2002 road map for peace -- brokered by the United States and three other nations --...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Ray Israel has just a few more gray hairs than most men preparing to celebrate their 20th birthday. Though he believes that he's "no different from anybody else," Israel is actually a part of a small sampling of the world's population -- 0.0684 percent, according to various sources -- who can pack on the years without technically getting old. Israel...
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