Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Rebecca Lipstein would have loved to have slept in, but on this particular Sunday morning that wasn't an option. Even though the 13-year-old had been up until 2 a.m. tooling around on Facebook, she was up early the next day for a regular family outing. One Sunday a month, the Lipsteins -- Rebecca, her brother Zach, 10, and parents Francine...
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More than seven months after stunning the political world by switching parties -- and receiving a chorus of welcome from the nation's top Democrats -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) exudes both determination and worry in his quest for re-election to a sixth term. "I saw President Clinton yesterday and he said, 'How's it going?' and I said, 'I've got...
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Iran sanctions -- indeed President Barack Obama's whole approach to the nuclear threat posed by Tehran -- has emerged as a thorny issue in the Pennsylvania race for the U.S. Senate. Republican hopeful Pat Toomey has ripped into both U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) -- the two lawmakers competing in next year's Democratic...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
It's November, and that magical time of year has arrived. No, not the onset of Thanksgiving, and not even an early Chanukah. It's National Jewish Book Month. While in the past, the Jewish Community Centers in Philadelphia marked the occasion with large-scale events, this year's activities are decidedly lower-key. The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood will hold the 2009 Jewish Book...
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Steve Hofstetter
I have spent the better part of the last four years convincing my parents that I don't need to marry a Jewish girl. Turns out, I was wrong. It's not the first time that's happened, though it may be the first time I'm admitting it to them. Every Jew of my generation grew up with the irrefutable truth that we...
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