Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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For 10 full seconds, the social hall at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia fell silent, even though hundreds of people were in the midst of celebrating at an otherwise raucous Chanukah party. The hush from the crowd came as participants lay on the floor and leaned over tables, simultaneously spinning dreidels, hoping to break the world record...
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From the outset, the 2007 election cycle looked to be a challenging one for the Republican Party, yet many political observers in the area predicted that incumbents Michael Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) and Curt Weldon (R-District 7) would be able to overcome public disenchantment with the president and the war in Iraq, and hold on to their seats. On the other...
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Schwartz Gets Nod for Ways & Means Committee U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) was appointed by the House Democratic leadership to the influential Committee on Ways and Means. The committee deals with taxes and revenue-raising, and has an oversight role on federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. "We have our work cut out for us, from lowering...
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While the Conservative movement's law committee may have confounded some by accepting what seem to be diametrically opposed positions regarding the status of gays and lesbians, a number of Philadelphia-area rabbis said the decisions did not come as a surprise to them, and that the rulings were in keeping with the denomination's tradition of tackling controversial issues within the framework...
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The Festival of Lights is rapidly approaching, and that means it's time for many Jewish families to deck their homes with Chanukah-themed dish towels, napkins, candles and tablecloths, all while braving the malls or hopping online to find the latest MP3 player or the hottest video game for the kids. It's no secret that Chanukah has become part of mainstream...
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