Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
With about eight weeks left to go till election day, local attorney Jeffrey Pasek, president of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (J-SPAN) spoke on Sept. 4 about the influence of religion in politics. During the lunchtime meeting, attended by more than 50 members of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia, the attorney referred to key moments in American history where faith...
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In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 -- by far, the deadliest terrorist attacks in American history -- a palpable sense arose that so many things had changed irrevocably. But, when it comes to national elections and partisan politics, has the memory of that event created a lasting effect that's altered the rules of the electoral game? Or does the...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
The year was 1858. Abraham Lincoln -- not yet president -- held his famous series of debates with Stephen Douglas. Future President Theodore Roosevelt was born, and John Brown organized a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Minnesota became a state -- the 32nd. But for a group of 16 German-Jewish immigrants here in Philadelphia, 1858 was probably best...
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If Pennsylvania has always been a battleground state for Republicans and Democrats, then the 6th congressional district -- an oddly carved-out area that encompasses parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, including Lower Merion Township -- has often served as the front line, a region where candidates and the national parties have spent millions of dollars in order to sway...
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