Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Because U.S. law bars sending weapons or combat equipment to foreign armies and the Israel Defense Forces does not want to be seen as a charity case, sending U.S. Jewish aid to Israeli soldiers can be a bit of a touchy subject.
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Philadelphia's sole gay congregation no longer sees a need for a separate community.
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JTA
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Gadi Eisenkot is "the right man in the right place at the right time” to take over the reigns from current head of the IDF, Benny Gantz.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Per the Israeli doctors, an unhealthy man with a heart condition entered a stressful situation, which led to a coronary. Per the Palestinian doctors, Israeli soldiers killed a man by shoving and choking him.
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Disney director Saul Blinkoff, the grandson of the longtime cantor of a Conservative shul in Northeast Philadelphia, spoke to high school students a bout his faith and film work during a recent visit to the area.
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