Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
City of Brotherly Love -- and Sisterly Affection -- yes, indeed. The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews held its eastern regional conference in Philadelphia last weekend -- the group's first conference since 2006. "The main reason we chose Philadelphia this time around was that if you look at our numbers, the bulk of our member organizations...
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A presidential candidates' forum, held at Temple Sinai in Dresher -- a gathering that featured sharply worded questions from the audience regarding some of Barack Obama's previous associations and John McCain's choice for vice president -- went on more or less as originally scheduled, despite a decision by the Obama campaign not to participate in any programs that included representatives...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It was an evening of meetings that will loom large throughout the next few weeks. The Phillies faced off against the Dodgers for a World Series berth, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama held their final presidential debate, and Rep. Jim Gerlach and his Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district seat, Bob Roggio, made their respective cases in the...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
With the presidential election less than three weeks away, the antagonism between supporters of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain was evident during a local forum held Oct. 16, as representatives from both campaigns relayed their candidates' views -- only to be heckled by an increasingly rowdy crowd as the evening wore on. About 100 people attended...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
How's this for an unusual intersection of religion and politics? A group of about 15 rabbinical students from Hebrew Union College in New York (with a few cantorial and education students thrown in) recently joined a number of their counterparts from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote for some door-to-door canvassing for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The trip from...
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