Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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The congressional contenders have been whittled down, and it looks as if there won't be contested primaries in District 6 and District 13, after all. Democrat Robert Roggio and Republican Marina Kats have emerged from their respective fields to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), respectively. On Feb. 21, the Montgomery County...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After four years of hanging out together on a weekly basis, Sammy -- a 16-year-old who is autistic -- knows the drill exactly once fellow teenager Avriel Finder walks through his front door. "We do puzzles, eat popcorn and watch some Disney movie," said Finder, an 18-year-old senior at Lower Merion High School. The ongoing relationship has given Sammy a...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Standing at a podium but barely needing a microphone, Liran Avisar Gazit, a former commander in the Israel Defense Force, painted a straightforward picture for the more than 150 people gathered at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington: As Jews, she said, they are all part of "a bigger family" that exists halfway around the world. "You are stockholders...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Affidavits of probable cause have been submitted by detectives to the District Attorney's office seeking warrants to arrest four Temple University students who allegedly used anti-Semitic language and assaulted two Jewish males, severely injuring one of them, on the North Philadelphia campus. The university has suspended the four students in question, pending the outcome of a University Disciplinary Committee hearing...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Ray Israel has just a few more gray hairs than most men preparing to celebrate their 20th birthday. Though he believes that he's "no different from anybody else," Israel is actually a part of a small sampling of the world's population -- 0.0684 percent, according to various sources -- who can pack on the years without technically getting old. Israel...
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