Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It was a rainy Monday morning as members of Allentown's Conservative Temple Beth El filed into the dark synagogue and greeted one another with a friendly series of boker tovs, or "good mornings." The synagogue usually attracts up to 75 people on Shabbat, but on this particular day, only about a dozen congregants sauntered in to the small sanctuary, most...
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On May 18, Pennsylvania voters will decide the political fate of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the longest-serving senator in the state's history and one of the most notable Jewish politicians in the country. But there's no shortage of other key contests to be decided on primary day, including the race to succeed Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, one of three Jewish...
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Making his re-election pitch inside an Elkins Park synagogue earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter ratcheted up his criticism of President Barack Obama's dealings with Israel. "I say publicly: You are wrong, Mr. President," Specter said Sunday afternoon, referring to the administration's call for Israel to cease building in eastern Jerusalem, and news reports of Obama's private chastising of...
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It's hard to find a political figure today held in less esteem in the eyes of most Jews than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a blogger for the conservative publication Commentary wrote earlier this year. Jennifer Rubin, in a January posting analyzing the Palin phenomenon, asserted that while they might be off-base, Jews see her as "uncouth, unschooled, a hick,...
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Local architects find southern comfort in rebuilding a New Orleans synagogue
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If they build it, they will ... daven. What was once a field of dregs is about to be resuscitated and relocated, as a Modern Orthodox shul becomes part of a post-Katrina kashrut connection in New Orleans. And the men behind the T-square and the time line are Michael I. Hauptman, AIA, a Philly guy, and his partner David B...
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