Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
Discover "What it Means to be Jewish in Philadelphia" at Jewishexponent.com
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After the Storm, Part 1 Superstorm Sandy swept out of the region as quickly as it descended last week, but the destruction and despair left in its wake are still reverberating. The Philadelphia region was relatively lucky. For most of us, downed trees, closed schools, water-filled basements and prolonged power outages proved inconvenient and often uncomfortable — but not devastating...
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The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney raced to outdo the other with their declared love for Israel and concern for its security. While all this attention might be a bit disconcerting and even confounding,...
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The reaction was fast and furious — and rightly so. American Jews were outraged by the notion that an Israeli woman could be arrested for praying at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. The incident occurred last week, when activist Anat Hoffman, leading a group of women in prayers to mark the new month, was taken into custody and allegedly...
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Sen. Arlen Specter was a fighter. If anyone doubted it through­out his long and feisty career, the evidence was clear to the very end: Faced with the grim news that cancer had infiltrated once again this summer, he hung on for nearly two more months. He lost his battle over the weekend, but his legacy lives on. His determined —...
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