Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Two years from now may seem like a long way off as far as the political calender is concerned, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that TV pundit and onetime congressional candidate Chris Matthews might leave broadcasting and dive back into Pennsylvania politics -- this time, making a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Matthews, a Philadelphia...
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Aaron Passman
He helped fund the American Revolution, he's part of monuments in Chicago and Los Angeles, he's been featured on a postage stamp and had a World War II cargo ship named after him. Yet say the name Haym Salomon, especially to young people, and you'll get a blank stare. Jack Sholl aims to change all that. Sholl, a Philly native...
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The pain of filling up at the pump is on the minds of many Americans in this presidential election year, and the issue of energy independence -- with all its environmental and geopolitical ramifications -- topped the agenda at the Centennial Meeting for the National Governors Association, the bipartisan lobbying organization that represents state governments in Washington. About 30 state...
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In a strange twist, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to uninvite Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, from an upcoming trip to Israel. The RJC, which asserts that the GOP is the more pro-Israel party, argued in a press release that Hagel happens to be one Republican with a poor legislative...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the congregants and staff at Germantown Jewish Centre, the past six months have been challenging, to say the least. Since a fire back in January -- which was eventually ruled an arson, and destroyed a preschool classroom and left nearby areas smoke-damaged -- the Mount Airy synagogue has faced several challenges, the latest of which is a flooded sanctuary...
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