Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
It's an old saying in Judaism: "May you live as long as Moses." Now that the Jewish Publication Society has reached the age of the great Jewish sage and leader, 120 years, it's setting out to do something he was unable to do -- ensure its survival well beyond that. This august occasion serves as what CEO and Editor in...
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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
In what's becoming a familiar biannual ritual, Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) again narrowly squeaked out a win, to hold on to his House seat representing Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district. Unofficial results from the Pennsylvania Department of State gave the congressman a 4 percent advantage (52 percent to 48 percent) over his Democratic opponent, businessman and first-time political candidate Bob...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
Democrat Allyson Schwartz and Republican Marina Kats, opponents in politics, do have several things in common: Both are Jewish women, and each have two children. They even share the same polling place -- the Meadowbrook School in Abington -- where each voted on Election Day. But it was the incumbent Schwartz whom voters overwhelmingly chose -- which means a third...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Steve Burstein, a Democratic committeeman from Northeast Philadelphia has worked the polls there on every Election Day since 1978, but he said he'd never seen voter turnout quite like Tuesday's, as a two-year campaign for the presidency finally came to an end and voters had their say. "When Reagan won [in 1984], that was about the worst I ever saw...
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