Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
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The publication of political cartoons in a Danish newspaper depicting images of the Prophet Mohammed recently sparked violent protests and riots by Muslims worldwide. But these renditions of Islam's founder have stirred up questions throughout the free world about some basic constitutional rights, like freedom of religion and freedom of the press. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and...
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Sally Friedman- JE Feature
Talk about entrepreneurship … when David Marshall was 19 years old and a junior at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, he was not just learning business principles. He was living them. Marshall, whose late father was a salesman for a mortgage company, had been watching the migration patterns of the New York metropolitan region housing boom, and he saw...
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Legislators Balk at Arab Presence on U.S. Ports Faced with the prospect of an Arab-held company managing operations at the Port of Philadelphia, two Delaware Valley legislators basically told President Bush last week, "not in our backyards." On the heels of the Feb. 13 announcement of the administration-backed $6.8 billion takeover by Dubai Ports World of Peninsular & Oriental Steam...
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Laura Pound Somers- JE Feature
It's rush hour in Philadelphia. As hundreds of workers pour into Suburban Station, a noxious gas fills the train platforms. People start to choke and gag. There is no respite, no escape, as emergency personnel arrive on the chaotic scene. Luckily, this scenario isn't real - but domestic-security teams throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania know that it could be. That's why...
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For months now, outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose 24-year-old son was killed in the line of duty in Baghdad, has blamed the American government and its policies in Iraq for her loss. At an event where she was honored by the Philadelphia-based Shalom Center, the California woman - best known for pitching camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas...
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