Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Two Philadelphia-area mem­bers of Congress who focus on health care were in the spotlight this week — one for delivering a speech on neuroscience at the Israeli Embassy, the other for receiving a prestigious award. In his Sept. 13 talk at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia highlighted the need for the American and...
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Rays of noon sun filtered through the canopy of trees as 43-year-old Cathy Rosen traversed a hilly street in Gladwyne at a brisk pace. The resident of Westchester County, N.Y., hadn’t come to the Main Line neighborhood to admire the fancy homes or take in the peaceful atmosphere; she’d come to convince fellow Jews to vote for Mitt Romney. “We...
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At last week’s Zionist Organization of America gala dinner in Philadelphia, honoree David Horowitz, a conservative firebrand and staunch defender of Israel, surprised many in the audience when he revealed that he’d never been to the Jewish state. What didn’t come out at the dinner was news that likely will have a far deeper impact on the 115-year-old organization: Since...
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In preparation for Election Day, Edith Finkelstein checked with every resident on her floor to ensure that they had valid IDs. She lives at CASA Farnese, a subsidized low-income housing building at 13th and Lombard streets for older ad­ults — one of the groups potentially most affected by Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. With the exception of one man who told...
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Even if a 20-something pro­fessional attends the High Holiday Wine Tasting event, has a few drinks, acquires tickets for Rosh Ha­sha­nah, attends services -- but then doesn't join any congregation, the event is not a waste of time for a synagogue, said Michael Meketon of Congregation Levy Ha-Ir. "At that age, I didn't really care about affiliation," said Meketon, 48,...
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