Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Rabbis Take Aim at Interrogation Issues The liberal advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights-North America blasted recent legislation passed by the House and Senate that would afford the president broad leeway in determining proper interrogation techniques. It would also deny detainees, such as those at Guantánamo Bay, the right to challenge their imprisonment through an American court. The final version...
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How life-style issues rank with the public
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Iraq, the broader war on terror, immigration and now a scandal involving a disgraced former Republican congressman; these issues have dominated the headlines during this tempestuous election season, in which control of both branches of Congress, especially the House, remains at stake. But is it possible that when the majority of Jews go to the polls come November, the so-called...
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When a band of Boy Scouts gets ready for a weekend camping trip, planning is an essential step in making sure that the event runs smoothly. When the Scout troop also happens to be Shomer Shabbat and keeps kosher, organization becomes even more vital, especially as Friday afternoon rolls around. "We make sure we get there with enough time to...
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Ryan Teitman
With the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 still in the news, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invited former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen to answer a question posed in the title of its program, "9/11: Are We More Secure Five Years Later?" His quick response to the question that framed the night's topic was one...
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Kurt Herman was just a little boy when three American Jews plucked him out of Nazi Europe, and whisked him to safety. He didn't know what group the three represented, but even at 9 years old, he knew enough to credit the trio with saving his life. Now, 67 years later and living in Philadelphia, Herman knows his benefactors well...
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