Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

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A local businessman supplied members of his Main Line synagogue with some 3,000 knit hats to bring to Israeli troops during a winter visit to the Jewish state.
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
Despite some past criticism of settlement building, Sen. John Kerry's close relationship with Israel's prime minister and connection to his Jewish roots almost guarantee support from Jews in his nomination to become the next secretary of state.
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Ben Sales, JTA
For virtually all of Israel’s history, the philanthropic highway between the United States and the Jewish state ran in one direction. Now, with the growth of Israel’s economy and an expanding class of affluent citizens, Israeli initiatives have begun to encourage giving by Israelis for Israelis.
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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 if it continues its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
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Bryan Schwartzman and Lisa Hostein
After months of negotiations and speculation, two day school boards voted to unify their middle schools under the ownership of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.
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