Friday, July 3, 2015 Tammuz 16, 5775
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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution that condemns the decision by the University and College Union of the United Kingdom to call for an academic boycott of Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) Just last month, Murphy introduced House Resolution 467, which calls on the international community to reject the boycott...
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As Harrisburg was embroiled in a budget standoff that led to a partial shutdown of state government, the legislature apparently still went about its business. On June 8, the House managed to pass the Sudan Divestment Act, sponsored by State Rep. Babette Josephs (D-District 182). House Bill 1140 calls for state pension funds to divest from a handful of companies...
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Michael Zak, the author of Back to Basics for the Republican Party , said at a recent gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Chester County that the current GOP leadership needs to emphasize the party's history if it hopes to woo new voters. Zak, a regular speaker at Republican events across the country, argued that the party fails to...
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Jino Nakhle, all of 12, recalls the moment with astonishing clarity. Just seven years ago, his father, then a soldier with the South Lebanese Army, broke the news to the family that they had to leave their home immediately -- and forever. It was a simple question of survival. Back in June 2000, Israeli premier Ehud Barak gave the order...
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The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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