Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

Jared Shelly

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Proudly displaying signs bearing phrases like "Israel Must Defend Itself!" and "Israel Is on the Map to Stay," Jews in Bucks County rallied in support of the State of Israel as its battle against the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah hit its 20th day. "This gathering sends a very strong message, and makes it unmistakably clear that our common bond with...
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It's a safe bet that 17-year-old Zachary Heller never sang "God Bless America" more often than he did in the last couple of weeks. He sang the patriotic favorite a cappella, with recorded music, and finally, with a live musical accompaniment as he faced off against almost 150 other contestants during a local singing competition. In the end, Heller emerged...
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After racing down a ramp on his inline skates, Benjamin Lachower picks up speed, hits a smaller ramp, then sails high in the air, easily clearing a bar held some 9 feet high. "All right, Israel!" says a skating instructor, while his peers holler at and applaud Lachower's performance during an impromptu high-jump competition at Camp Woodward near State College,...
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While Paul Mekler excels in his work as a junior at Northeast High, the Russian immigrant can admittedly use a hand prepping for his SATs, filling out college applications and writing entrance essays. And as part of the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service's Tuttleman/Lasko Youth Summer Internship Program, he receives such assistance free of charge. The internship is part of...
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Joan Waldbaum is not your typical 75-year-old. Not only does she swim to stay healthy, but she just so happens to excel in the sport, and did so during a recent international competition. "I like to think that I could show young people that, just because you're older, it doesn't mean you're dead," she said. "I love it when 50-year-olds...
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