Saturday, February 13, 2016 AdarI 4, 5776

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Making his re-election pitch inside an Elkins Park synagogue earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter ratcheted up his criticism of President Barack Obama's dealings with Israel. "I say publicly: You are wrong, Mr. President," Specter said Sunday afternoon, referring to the administration's call for Israel to cease building in eastern Jerusalem, and news reports of Obama's private chastising of...
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On May 18, Pennsylvania voters will decide the political fate of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the longest-serving senator in the state's history and one of the most notable Jewish politicians in the country. But there's no shortage of other key contests to be decided on primary day, including the race to succeed Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, one of three Jewish...
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The Jewish Exponent has been named "Best Overall Weekly Newspaper" in the state of Pennsylvania. The honor is one of five given by the Keystone Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for work done in 2009. In a separate statewide competition, the Exponent received five Keystone Press Awards, including second place in the category of "Niche Publication." Executive...
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Throughout time, it's safe to say that Jews haven't been overwhelmingly embraced by Christian groups. Out and out "love-fests" are practically unheard of. But that's exactly what Pastor John Hagee's gatherings in support of Israel have come to symbolize. Now that love-fest is coming to town, with more than 1,000 people, including evangelical Christians and a number of Jewish supporters,...
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Local architects find southern comfort in rebuilding a New Orleans synagogue
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If they build it, they will ... daven. What was once a field of dregs is about to be resuscitated and relocated, as a Modern Orthodox shul becomes part of a post-Katrina kashrut connection in New Orleans. And the men behind the T-square and the time line are Michael I. Hauptman, AIA, a Philly guy, and his partner David B...
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