Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Philadelphia-area clergy took time to express their sorrow over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a press conference Dec. 19, but emphasized that the tragedy was just one among many caused by firearms.
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JNS.org
More than half of the U.S. Senate has signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to re-emphasize his “readiness to take military action against Iran."
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.
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Bryan Schwartzman and Eric Berger
In the days following one of the worst mass shootings in American history, many area Jews gathered for vigils and turned to their congregations to make sense of the senseless.
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Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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