Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

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If Pennsylvania has always been a battleground state for Republicans and Democrats, then the 6th congressional district -- an oddly carved-out area that encompasses parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, including Lower Merion Township -- has often served as the front line, a region where candidates and the national parties have spent millions of dollars in order to sway...
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Aaron Passman
Audrey Fielding has been a Temple University student for the last three years. She takes the bus from her apartment to Temple's Center City campus, and during the summer semester, her class load included "The Confluence of American and American-Jewish History." That course, like others she takes, is limited to seniors only -- that is, senior citizens. Fielding is a...
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During a speech last week in Center City, Oman's ambassador to the United States lauded the 2006 free-trade agreement between the two countries, and urged for increased economic and political cooperation. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy -- a rare female ambassador from the Arab world, who's represented the oil-rich, Persian Gulf nation since 2005 -- also stated in her remarks that the...
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Aaron Passman
The two-bedroom apartment that Ruth Politzer, 92, shares with her sister, Jean Caro, 90, has all the trappings you might expect: old landscape paintings; framed family pictures spanning generations; mahogany and oak furniture dating back decades; crisp, yellowed photo albums; and, in a small corner of the dining room, amid other silver (including a menorah), a handful of cups and...
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The Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Ed Rendell have expanded a seven-year-old state program that allows businesses to receive tax breaks for donating to selected school scholarship foundations, something which in effect allows the companies themselves, rather than Harrisburg, to decide how the money is spent. This program has allowed the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, a nonprofit entity run...
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