Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776
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The more than yearlong legislative effort to force state pension funds to divest from international firms doing business in Iran and Sudan may have cleared a major hurdle in Harrisburg, but more obstacles stand in the way to the finish line. On June 25, in a 185-15 vote, the House passed what's known as the Protecting Pennsylvania's Investments Act. Over...
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An Elkins Park woman battles back against a disease that simply takes your breath away
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Imagine getting short of breath doing the simplest of daily activities: walking up the stairs, going grocery shopping, carrying the laundry basket or lifting your young daughter into the air. For Alanna Nelson, a Jewish woman from Elkins Park, this is her daily life, ever since she was diagnosed in 2007 with a rare -- and often fatal -- lung...
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Aaron Passman
It's a 60-mile drive round-trip from Yardley to West Chester, and David Kleinman does it every day, regardless of the price of gas. "Fortunately, I have a four-cylinder manual transmission vehicle," said Kleinman, who works as program manager at Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester. "Unfortunately, it's a turbo engine, so it requires premium gas. I use up a quarter...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
When the Pei family, refugees from Myanmar (formerly Burma), arrived at their new residence in South Philadelphia on March 5, they discovered a well-furnished four-room apartment. There were tables, chairs, beds, dressers, a kitchen set and well-stocked cabinets. For Maung Pei and his wife Mi Nge -- who had to flee their homeland nearly two decades ago out of fear...
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Aaron Passman
"The reason the Moral Majority gained traction in the '70s was because religion had no political voice up to that time," said local lecturer Susan Myers, adding that the movement's purpose was "not only to give their people a voice, but to get them to go to the ballot box" to express their religion through politics. Over time, continued Myers,...
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