Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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The long-awaited agreement over the Pennsylvania state budget -- coupled with the news that Philadelphia has also averted fiscal disaster -- has Jewish agencies breathing a little easier. But the final funding figures are far from clear, with details yet to be worked out. It remains uncertain just how much Jewish groups may feel the pinch. "We still haven't seen...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Just one year ago this month, as the High Holidays moved forward, the U.S.economy started tumbling backward. At the very moment when many felt the need to be connected to the world around them, the Jewish calendar dictated that they turn off their iPhones and BlackBerries, and disconnect for multiple days of prayer and reflection. The New York Times even...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
This was not how Jenny Perkins envisioned life after law school. After years of college -- including earning undergraduate degrees in history and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis, and getting her law degree at the University of Florida -- Perkins was set to begin her career this fall as a first-year associate at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll,...
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Beth Forman Rondinelli, JE Feature
So you're looking for a hot knish in Chester County, and you don't know where to find one? Head on over to JJ Elephant, a new sports Internet cafe and gift shop on 921 Kimberton Road (Route 113) in Chester Springs, only two miles from the Downingtown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The cafe, which opened its doors on June...
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Israelis who don't believe that President Barack Obama is a friend of the Jewish state have got it wrong, according to Benny Begin, a Likud member of Knesset and son of former Prime Minister Menachem Begin. An Aug. 28 Jerusalem Post survey found that just 4 percent of Israeli Jews believe Obama's policies are pro-Israel; a similar poll released a...
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