Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
Following on the heels of a 2010 statute forcing Pennsylvania's pension funds to divest from companies doing business with Iran or Sudan, a Philadelphia lawmaker has introduced new legislation that would prohibit firms involved in Iran's energy sector from bidding for state contracts. Senate Bill 1543 was introduced June 5 by Senator Mike Stack (D-District 5) and co-sponsored by eight...
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Sensing an opportunity to make school vouchers a reality in Pennsylvania -- and a potentially big jump in government funds for day school parents struggling with high tuition costs -- the Orthodox Union is investing unprecedented resources in the state.
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In its milestone 125th anniversary year, the Jewish Exponent received 15 state awards between the annual Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter's "Spotlight Contest" and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's Keystone Awards. "Best of all, each and every reporter and editor on staff garnered at least one award, illustrating the team effort that goes into producing the Jewish Exponent," said...
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"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." The words sound as if they could have come from Pirke Avot, the nearly 2,000-year-old compilation of Jewish ethical teachings. In fact, they were spoken in the 20th century by Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers...
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Linda Yepoyan grew up in Pittsburgh, a city that had just 30 Armenian families and no Armenian church. She felt little cultural connection to her family's ancestral homeland. Or so she thought. Then came the December 1988 earthquake that ravaged what was then the Soviet Republic of Armenia. More than 25,000 people were killed. The devastation was so great that...
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