Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi once had an idea for a large sculpture to grace the entrance to the Suez Canal. His intent was to have a statue of an Egyptian peasant woman, her face covered with a veil, holding up a lit torch, with broken chains resting at her feet. It was to be called "Egypt Bringing Light to...
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For months, the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, which represents Jewish federations across the state, has lobbied on behalf of a bill that would mandate the Keystone state to utilize its economic leverage to punish Iran and other nations, including Sudan, that have been labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism. "Genocide and terrorism will not be tolerated by...
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Israel Consul General Uriel Palti struggled to make himself heard over the jazz band whose sounds -- brass blasts, smooth bass and crashing cymbals -- enveloped the ballroom at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. With victory already apparent for Democrat Michael Nutter, supporters had begun crowding -- cramming, really -- into the room in anticipation of the hoopla of election-night...
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Jerusalem With the pro-U.S. regime of Pervez Musharraf in crisis following the Pakistani president's move to suspend his country's constitution and scuttle planned parliamentary elections, Israel is watching the developments with great concern. The turmoil in Pakistan presents Israel with several nightmare scenarios. One is that radical Islamists with ties to Al Qaeda actually defeat Musharraf and get their hands...
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Women in 2008: Which Way Will They Swing?
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According to a duo of pollsters -- one a Democrat, the other a Republican -- it's anybody's guess which way the majority of women -- who represent the majority of all voters -- are leaning, or even which party or candidate will ultimately come up with the best pitch to this part of the electorate. Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Elizabeth...
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