Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
How's this for an unusual intersection of religion and politics? A group of about 15 rabbinical students from Hebrew Union College in New York (with a few cantorial and education students thrown in) recently joined a number of their counterparts from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote for some door-to-door canvassing for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The trip from...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
With the presidential election less than three weeks away, the antagonism between supporters of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain was evident during a local forum held Oct. 16, as representatives from both campaigns relayed their candidates' views -- only to be heckled by an increasingly rowdy crowd as the evening wore on. About 100 people attended...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It was an evening of meetings that will loom large throughout the next few weeks. The Phillies faced off against the Dodgers for a World Series berth, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama held their final presidential debate, and Rep. Jim Gerlach and his Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district seat, Bob Roggio, made their respective cases in the...
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The race between state Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D-District 19) and his Republican challenger Steve Kantrowitz -- who both happen to be Jewish and live in Chester County-- has largely been low-key, lacking partisan fireworks. Part of the reason for the tone of the contest is that both candidates seem to have little appetite for making the kind of statements that...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
In the history of voter-outreach campaigns, there's never been anything quite like this. "The Great Schlep" kicked off last weekend as an attempt by young Jewish voters to convince their grandparents in Florida to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The movement -- spurred on by an Internet video featuring comedian Sarah Silverman -- is focused on convincing...
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