Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Aaron Passman
He helped fund the American Revolution, he's part of monuments in Chicago and Los Angeles, he's been featured on a postage stamp and had a World War II cargo ship named after him. Yet say the name Haym Salomon, especially to young people, and you'll get a blank stare. Jack Sholl aims to change all that. Sholl, a Philly native...
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On June 30, Robert J. Reinstein, the first Jewish dean in the 113-year history of Temple University's law school, officially stepped down from the post that he's held for 19 years. In addition, he also relinquished his title as Temple's vice president for international programs, though he has no immediate plans of retiring. Instead, the 63-year-old resident of Chestnut Hill...
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Aaron Passman
It takes a lot of chutzpah to apply to just two colleges -- especially when your safety school is Stanford. But that's exactly what Anna Stein did, withdrawing her application there in December after receiving her appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. "I want to serve my country," said the teen. "For me, this is the...
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A family awaits his imminent departure
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In an understated manner, Matt and Andi Williams -- a couple who clearly don't like to draw too much attention to themselves -- described the range of emotions they're experiencing as Matt, a civil engineer with the U.S. Navy, prepares to ship out to Iraq to assist with ongoing reconstruction efforts. Early next month, Lt. Williams is expected to leave...
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Between 1980 and 2003, suicide attacks accounted for only 3 percent of terrorists acts worldwide, but they resulted in 48 percent of the casualties -- a grim statistic that, at least in part, explains why so many more terrorist groups have adopted the tactic, noted Michael Horowitz, a recent addition to the political-science faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. "You...
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