Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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After $17 million in personal campaign funds, coal industry executive and political neophyte Tom Smith may be within striking distance of unseating U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The 65-year-old Democrat-turned-Republican from Armstrong County spoke to the Exponent about his views on foreign policy and domestic issues
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The American Jewish Committee’s Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter has unveiled a new program aimed at educating foreign diplomats based in the Philadelphia region about the concerns of Israel and the American Jewish community. Through its Diplomatic Liaison Initiative, AJC is seeking to deepen its relationships with the roughly 35 diplomatic consuls in the Philadelphia region, the majority of...
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Yaron Sideman, Israel’s new consul general in the region, last week deliverered separate speeches on the floors of the Pennsylvania House and Senate — a rare courtesy granted to someone who is not part of the legislature. “The relationship between Israel and the United States is deeply rooted in” shared values, Sideman said in his Oct. 16 speech. “It is...
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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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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 Iraq. But as the Overbrook Park resident — who is barely five feet tall — tells it, she was nervous, if not outright terrified, to step into a synagogue. After decades away from congregational life and...
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