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Democratic Hopefuls Barnstorming Everywhere, to Be Followed by GOP

More than 800 people crowded into the ballroom at the Center City Sheraton on Sept. 5, all of them seemingly restless with anticipation. When...
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A Community Away From Home — on a Naval Ship, to Be Exact

During my husband Scott's seven-month deployment on an aircraft carrier last year, much of our life seemed upside-down. Our two young children were confused,...
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Little Left of Cuban Jewry’s Rich Past

A historian describes how the years have not been kind to once-thriving Cuban Jewry.   The new U.S. policy of rapprochement with Cuba, which was accompanied...
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Congress Members Blast ASA for Boycott Decision

A large group of Congress members, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, criticized the American Studies Association's decision to boycott Israel in a...
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Orlando Tragedy Brings Gun Debate into Brighter Light

When Dina Wolfman Baker selected the topic for the April 27 Bernard Wolfman Civil Discourse Project discussion at Beth Sholom Cong-regation in Elkins Park,...

Atara Foods: Restoring Glory to Hindquarter Meat

By Shana Medel  Yaakov Levi is fixated on working his way to the top of the food chain in Charm City, otherwise known as Baltimore....
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Bloomberg won’t run for president for fear of helping Trump, Cruz

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will not run for president in the 2016 race. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he...
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Donald Sterling’s Dollars: Charities Face Dilemmas With Tainted Donors

Can turning down money from a tainted donor do more harm than good? When Donald Sterling’s racist rant hit the news last week, you could...
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Jews Part of Effort to Lobby Toomey on Guns

  Local Jewish groups may not have been part of the full-court press directed at Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on gun control but they made...
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How New York, and its Jews, Sets the Stage for a Clinton-Trump Showdown

Large Jewish communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut could play the same role in Clinton’s path to inevitability that they likely played in New...