Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Barack Obama's campaign is continuing its heavy outreach to Jewish voters in the Philadelphia area. On Oct. 13, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) spoke in front of a packed auditorium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Three days earlier, in the same place, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and a host of other local...
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Choice. A National Jewish Democratic Council ad that ran last week in Jewish newspapers around the country highlighted the word in an enormous font with bold lettering. It stated that Barack Obama supports a woman's right to choose, while John McCain does not. In marked contrast to the slew of Republican Jewish Coalition ads that have sought to portray the...
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Harold Levenson and Milt Salamon, a pair of World War II veterans, arrived more than two hours early to Abington High School on Oct. 3 in order to get as close as possible to the speaker's podium. The two were part of an estimated crowd of 6,000 that turned out to hear Barack Obama's first speech in the area since...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Though great strides have been made in combatting bigotry, it now "travels the globe in nanoseconds, protected by the anonymity" of the Internet, said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a recent lecture at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim. "We have not eradicated [anti-Semitism], and now, on the Internet, it's very heavy." The scientists behind the...
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Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) -- who, by all reports, was very nearly John McCain's choice for running mate -- predicted during a Sept. 28 GOP rally in Ardmore that McCain would receive more support from Jewish voters than any Republican candidate since before the Great Depression. Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan garnered 39 percent of the Jewish vote en route...
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