Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775

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JTA
The U.S. secretary of state asked the Vatican to assist in the push for the release of American Jewish contractor Alan Gross, who has been in a Cuban jail since 2009.
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Philadelphians shared their experiences with "The Bulldozer," including one Center City lawyer who likened the former Israeli prime minister to John Wayne.
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Only a handful of the 11 fellows champion a distinctly Jewish mission, previously a pivotal requirement of the social entrepreneurship.
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Harold Messinger
Congregation Beth Am Israel's hazzan, Harold Messinger, laments the closing of Hesh’s Bakery and their signature chocolate chip loaf that he will never devour again.
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Julie Wiener, JTA
Stosh Cotler, the incoming CEO of Bend the Arc, has trained women in self-defense, danced at a sex club and protested Israel’s treatment of Palestinians — an unconventional background that she believes will help her reach Jews on the margins of the community.
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