Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Hans Koebler had heard stories from his grandfather, who had been a member of the Hitler youth. And he had learned about the Holocaust in school, but the youth had trouble wrapping his mind around events that took place before he was born. "It's not personal for us anymore as kids," said Koebler, 17. "It's dimensions we can't think of...
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Roberta Ginsburg doesn't like divisiveness, nor will she tolerate complacency. That's why Ginsburg, 59, an East Falls resident, spends her free time coaching ex-criminal offenders and spearheading community-development initiatives. That's also why starting DNA Connect, a clearinghouse for genetic testing, was the perfect outgrowth of her interests. The company -- founded by Ginsburg in 2001 -- offers DNA tests for...
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At times, the headlines are dominated by images of inter-religious strife. The pope vs. the Muslims. Jews against Arabs. The religion-based tenor of the war on terror. But on Sunday afternoon, leaders of various faith communities gathered in Philadelphia to say in one voice: "We must repair the world." Drawing a diverse crowd to the Arch Street Friends Meeting House,...
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The Republican Jewish Coalition has called on Democrat Bob Casey, who continually leads Sen. Rick Santorum in poll after poll, to return nearly $170,000 in campaign contributions that the liberal-interest group MoveOn.org has reportedly "bundled" to the challenger. While 527 groups like MoveOn.org and the Club for Growth are prohibited by campaign-finance law from giving directly to a candidate, the...
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Increasingly gloomy Election Day forecasts have been projected for House GOP members in the upcoming midterm elections. Fully aware of these negative projections, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) has begun working to avoid becoming a casualty of the national disaffection over the handling of the war in Iraq. He's utilized a number of tactics to go after his challenger,...
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