Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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While Philadelphia residents thus far have enjoyed a mild winter, life in Jerusalem slowed considerably this week when nearly eight inches of snow blanketed the city.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Even with the loss of at least four veteran pro-Israel voices from the House and Senate, politics watchers stress that the Jewish state still has devoted friends in key congressional positions.
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Those who lead 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips don't get paid and often deal with turbulent moments — but the opportunity to guide wide-eyed young adults on their virgin voyages to the Jewish state are well worth any hassles, they say.
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A local businessman supplied members of his Main Line synagogue with some 3,000 knit hats to bring to Israeli troops during a winter visit to the Jewish state.
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Readers share photos from their travels to the Jewish state
From Taglit-Birthright trips to Federation-sponsored missions, Philadelphians of all walks of life journeyed to the Jewish state this year. Click here for a slideshow of their photos.
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