Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
By:
Though they were raised many, many miles apart - across an ocean even - Gerda Weissmann Klein and Morris Dees have seen enough racism, anti-Semitism and social persecution to last both their lifetimes. Klein, a Holocaust survivor, and Dees, an native Alabaman and civil-rights attorney, spoke to some 250 people last week as part of a panel discussion at the...
Comment0
By:
Despite heated community opposition, the Middletown Township Zoning Board voted last week to approve a New Jersey congregation's plans to build a new synagogue and Hebrew school on a 13-acre, largely undeveloped parcel of land in Langhorne. After a drawn-out hearing process stretching over several sessions, the board wasted no time in delivering its 4-1 verdict at the start of...
Comment0
Comment0
By:
For the past six months, Pennsylvania state Treasurer Bob Casey has been sitting on a double-digit lead in his quest to oust Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) from his Capitol Hill office. But according to the Democrat, he's not taking anything for granted. "It's early, and I've got to continue the hard work I've been doing since March 2005 to win...
Comment0
By:
Freshman legislator Josh Shapiro is all in favor of divestment - just not from Israel. Instead, the Abington Democrat, who was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2004, wants to use some $90 billion controlled by the commonwealth's two retirement plans as an economic weapon against Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism. "I view Iran as the...
Comment0
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sign up for our Newsletter

Advertisement