Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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Although he sensed potential provocation, the general manager of a local Jewish cemetery said he never imagined that his full-page advertisement touting cremation as an alternative to burial would cause such a backlash. "Did you know ... Jewish people are being cremated?" blared the banner in the full-page advertisement for Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose in the Oct. 28 issue...
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Soon after casting his ballot at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood, Larry Rubin, 69, stood in the brisk autumn air and reflected on his vote. "I'm very disappointed with the way our government is going," Rubin said, explaining why he'd voted a straight Republican ticket. "I'm very concerned about my grandchildren and the future they are going to face...
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In response to last week's revelation of terrorist plots involving synagogues in Chicago through air-mailed explosives, a number of Philadelphia Jewish facilities have enhanced slightly or maintained the status quo of their security standards, according to a random sampling of area synagogues and organizations. At Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, "we have had in place a package-receipt system for...
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In a year when the volume of outside campaign spending has emerged as its own election-season story, Jewish-backed groups have devoted an unprecedented amount of money to try to influence the outcome of the Pennsylvania Senate race. In the run-up to the Nov. 2 elections, a new set of commercials attacking Democratic candidate Joe Sestak has hit the airways as...
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After mounting pressure on the administration of Lincoln University to repudiate the views of a longtime literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and promoted Holocaust denial, the university issued a statement calling the professor's views "an insult to all decent people." The controversy surrounds Palistani-born Kaukab Siddique, a tenured professor at the state-funded, historically black college...
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