Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
On a recent summer morning, before the sun grew too hot and while some shade was still in evidence, a small group of seniors donned special gloves and got to work in their garden. This wasn't a patch in one of their backyards; rather, it was a new community garden at the JCC's Raymond and Miriam Klein Branch in Northeast...
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Aaron Passman
As the home of steak sandwiches, the soft pretzel and Tastykakes, the City of Brotherly Love could almost never be mistaken for the City of Healthy Eating. But Yael Lehman's working to change that, one person at a time. The San Francisco native, who has a background in social work and social welfare, is executive director of the Food Trust,...
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Two years from now may seem like a long way off as far as the political calender is concerned, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that TV pundit and onetime congressional candidate Chris Matthews might leave broadcasting and dive back into Pennsylvania politics -- this time, making a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Matthews, a Philadelphia...
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The pain of filling up at the pump is on the minds of many Americans in this presidential election year, and the issue of energy independence -- with all its environmental and geopolitical ramifications -- topped the agenda at the Centennial Meeting for the National Governors Association, the bipartisan lobbying organization that represents state governments in Washington. About 30 state...
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In a strange twist, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to uninvite Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, from an upcoming trip to Israel. The RJC, which asserts that the GOP is the more pro-Israel party, argued in a press release that Hagel happens to be one Republican with a poor legislative...
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