Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Elad Fishfeder is your typical Israeli. He's swarthy, thick-haired, lithe, with that hospitable persistence all too common in the Middle East. "Take a paper, take one," he says. "Here, one more even," insists the 30-year-old writer. He's typical, all right, save for an important difference: Fishfeder is religious, and he's also gay. Wearing a kipah and all that it entails...
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In an era where congressional incumbents often easily trounce challengers -- or face no meaningful opposition at all -- the hot-blooded rematch between U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and Democratic challenger Lois Murphy has both parties scrambling in a district that has emerged as a real battleground, one that perhaps represents something of a microcosm of American politics. Gerlach,...
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July 4, 1976 is a date often recalled with great joy by Israelis, to say nothing of knowledgeable Jews all over the world. That's the day -- which just happened to correspond to the American bicentennial -- when Israel pulled off one of the most daring and successful military operations in its short history, a day in which counterterrorism proved...
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Even though five years have passed since her brother Gary was killed while working in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, Edie Lutnick still feels the pain. "It's every bit as raw today as it was five years ago," said Lutnick, 47, a New Yorker who worked with her brother at Cantor Fitzgerald, but went into the office late...
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Ryan Teitman
With the start of the 2006-07 academic year last week, Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley unveiled a multi-level security system, made possible by a Homeland Security Grant. The school applied for the grant in February of 2005, and received approval that August. This system is just one of several recent upgrades to the campus; Abrams unveiled its new Henrietta Milstein...
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