Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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For more than six months, State Treasurer Bob Casey has enjoyed a double digit lead in the polls over Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). But the big question has been whether or not that lead would hold once the campaign -- and the slew of television spots -- shifted into high gear, especially since the Republican incumbent holds a 2-to-1 edge...
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Less than three weeks after U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) shared the stage with Daniel Ayalon, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, another GOP Congress member - albeit a slightly bigger fish that Democrats would like nothing better than to fry in November - appeared on June 19 at the Haverford School with another well-known Israeli politician. Sen. Rick...
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Temple Israel of the Poconos held its first-ever Israeli fair on Sunday, welcoming close to 500 people to the conservative shul in Stroudsburg, Pa. Among other attractions, the day featured vendors selling Israeli food, clothing and art, in addition to Israeli singer Yoel Sharabi performing on the synagogue stage. The synagogue's rabbi, Mel Glazer, noted that Monroe County has seen...
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For some Jews, becoming an activist for the State of Israel can prove invigorating and promote better understanding of Zionism. Yet when the dust settles and the fight is over, can a Jew find normalcy after taking such a plunge, or will they find it difficult to deal with negative feedback? Three such students - Ayal Feinberg, 18; Josh Stulman,...
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