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Marine Returns from Afghan Tour

Lt. Dan Ludmir sat next to Afghan civilians at meals, sharing food from the same plate. Hosts poured him cups of chai tea. It...
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From Interrogating Warlords to Reciting Torah

Retired Lt. Col. Kathy Brill has interrogated an Af­ghan warlord and experienced firsthand one of the most violent periods of the U.S. war in...

Wharton Launches Site on Israeli Innovations

The award-winning, web-based business journal run by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School is launching its latest spinoff, this one with a focus on...
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J-Walking With Leno and Federation

Jay Leno leads with his chin — and it’s quite a lead, given that he’s beaten his late-night TV talk show comedian competitor David...
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Casey Makes His Case

Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a second term in the U.S. Senate and is facing Tom Smith, a entrepreneur in the coal industry from...
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True to His Roots

Arlen Specter, a lifelong squash player — he famously played even while undergoing chemo­therapy treatments — used to stake out choice territory on the...
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Agency Reduces Hospital Chaplains

To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.   In a cost-cutting...
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Consul General Addresses Lawmakers

  Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate —...
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RJC Coming to K.I., Four Months After the Dems

Nearly four months after the Obama campaign held an event at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elk­ins Park that drew some 1,200 people, the...
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‘Finger of God’ Plus a Prime Piece of Real ­Estate Bring a Young Couple...

The old-world Shabbat staple brings a young couple together who had little notion of the past they share. It was the summer of 2009. Janette...