Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

With Specter gone, Senate hopefuls chart course to vie for Jewish support
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Dan Hirschhorn, JE Feature
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter enjoyed deep support from the Philadelphia-area Jewish community, and it's no mystery why. As a Republican from Kansas who was moderate on social issues and staunch in his support of Israel, he seemed hand-crafted more than any GOPer to win Jewish votes, especially in the suburbs. But now, he's out of the picture, his defection to...
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Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College since 2002, gives an overview of some of the changes instituted in the movement.
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Lt. Cmdr. Adam Cooper, a medical doctor and trauma specialist in the U.S. Navy Reserve, is headed for Afghanistan and along with his stethoscope and other gear, he's packing a siddur and Chumash. The 35-year-old Center City resident, a staff physician at the VA Medical Center in University City, has for years envisioned serving his country in a war zone...
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As the sky threatened to unleash a Sunday afternoon storm, a crowd gathered around a fire truck blocking an otherwise quiet residential street in Cherry Hill, N.J. Like the onlookers, however, police and fire officials were not there last month to respond to an emergency, but to welcome home a local hero: Avi Behar, a 24-year-old lieutenant in the U.S...
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New company wants people to feel good about eating meat
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Phyllis Berman never had any qualms about eating meat when she was growing up, as long as it was kosher. That changed in recent years as the Mount Airy resident learned that animals killed for kosher meat, while slaughtered according to ancient traditions, most likely were raised in just as dirty, cramped and unnatural conditions as those used for conventional...
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