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A Merger for Merged Families?

Howard Krein, a physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Ashley Blazer Biden, daughter of Vice President Joe Biden, apparently had little trouble finding...
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Elder Netanyahu Recalled as Noted Scholar and Right-Wing Activist

Benzion Netanyahu -- historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister -- had strong ties to Philadelphia and played a surprising and...
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Israelis Paying Steep Price for Goods

It's a question many a shopper in Israel has pondered, particularly if they've spent time overseas. Why does this fill-in-the-blank cost more in Israel?...
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Pa. House Loses a Liberal Voice

Twenty years ago, Larry Ceisler challenged State Rep. Babette Josephs (D-District 182) in a primary. He lost, joining a long list of Democrats who...
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Spotlight on Special Needs

Growing up, Rachel Dunn participated in an all-Jewish Girl Scout troop and even went to day school. But the Jewish high school she wanted...
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Controversial Author Defends Boycott

 Peter Beinart, author of The Crisis of Zionism, came to town last week and defended his much-maligned call for Americans to boycott Israeli products made...
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Hadassah Celebrates Centennial

 Tears welled up in Bonnie Benson's eyes as she recalled the parents of a sick child who approached her Hadassah group during a visit...
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Day School Leader Moving to Israel

Jay Leberman, longtime head of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, is leaving his post at the end of the next school...
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Jews Take Sides on the Particularly Fractious Fracking Debate

NEW YORKTo frack or not to frack?As concerns mount over the environmental and public health consequences of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, Jewish groups...
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Iran and Nukes a Heat-Seeking Issue

WashingtonIsrael, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory. Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one...