Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Despite mounting evidence -- suicide bombings in London and Madrid, repeated terror attacks elsewhere, and incessant and vehement anti-Israeli propaganda -- people worldwide have become afraid to criticize radical Islam and have even taken to censoring themselves, two Mideast experts last week told a local crowd of nearly 1,000 people. "The discussion of these matters has become difficult, if not...
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A few hundred people gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park on an overcast and soggy afternoon last week to show their solidarity with Israel, especially in the wake of stepped-up rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and, most recently, the killing of eight yeshiva students in Jerusalem. Before the speakers even took to the podium, a number of people, many of...
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Labor leaders gathered to announce the teams for the annual All-Star Labor Classic high school basketball tournament to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia. Pictured are (from left) Darby Doyle of Plumbers Local No. 690, and Bernard Griggs and Fred Cosenza of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, joined by students (from left) Krystin Walker of the Springside...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One night, while working his beat in a rough section of Kensington, Philadelphia police officer Jeff Rabinovitch was assaulted by a woman who was drunk. He instinctively grabbed her arm, twisted his body and brought her to the ground. It wasn't too hard, he said, considering that he'd practiced the move just the night before -- in Krav Maga class...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States dropped for the third consecutive year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the group noted that there is still plenty of reason for concern. In 2007, there were 1,357 incidents of vandalism, harassment and other acts of hate against Jewish individuals, property or communal institutions throughout the United States, according to...
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