Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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University of Pennsylvania freshman Josh Cooper says that he's tired of always hearing about politics every time Israel comes up in news or conversation. So when the 19-year-old heard that local Palestinian-rights activists were attempting to turn hummus into a political pawn, he knew he had to do something. The activists, about two dozen members of the newly formed Philadelphia...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Carpenter David Campbell originally wanted to name his new business "From Sperm to Worm." But decorum prevailed. Still, the rejected name, eventually replaced with "The WoodsMyth" ( www.thewoodsmyth.com ) , does do a good job summing up the man's calling: He creates unusual wood items for every step in the life cycle, from cradles to his most popular item, caskets...
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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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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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Domestic Policy Issues Should the health care legislation passed this year be repealed? Sestak: Our bill wasn't perfect, but it represents a step in the right direction. It will prevent insurers from dropping those with "pre-existing conditions"; close the donut hole that has forced seniors to pay exorbitant drug costs; allow young people to stay on parents' insurance until age...
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