Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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Philadelphians hoping for a Jewish mayor or member of City Council are pretty much out of luck, given the results of Tuesday's primary election. Republican John Featherman, who is Jewish, is locked in a standoff with Karen Brown, the choice of the GOP establishment. Fewer than 60 votes separate the two and not all the votes have been tallied. The...
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As much as Annette Robinson longed for a college degree, her health somehow got in the way. The Huntingdon Valley grandmother halted her studies again and again -- first for breast cancer, then residual effects of childhood polio, a fractured hip and Stage 3 ovarian cancer. In the end, even all those maladies didn't stop her from reaching her goal...
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Last year, the Friends of the Israel Defense Force raised more than $60 million nationwide, but those dollars didn't go toward the purchase of guns, uniforms or tanks. Instead, the 30-year-old organization allocates funds for a series of programs that directly benefit soldiers. Its tagline reads: "Their job is to look after Israel, ours is to look after them." The...
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Two Temple University students have been selected to head to the Jewish state to take part in a two-week-long Israel advocacy training seminar. Sophomores Emily Green and Paige Guber are to take part in Hasbara Fellowships, a 10-year-old partnership between the Foreign Ministry of Israel and Aish International. The fellowships were created to help combat the spread of anti-Israel bias...
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Responding to criticism that its Israel advocacy efforts have been lackluster in recent years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is attempting to launch a robust, ideologically inclusive coalition to help combat attempts to delegitimize the Jewish state. Federation is planning to add an advocacy position to its Jewish Community Relations Council staff and to fund new programming to achieve...
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