Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney’s record as a moderate Republican governor would seem to have made him ideally suited to peel off Jewish votes from President Barack Obama. The problem is that he spent much of the past half decade running from that past. Now, however, as the campaign draws to a close, Romney is ditching his “severely conservative” primary persona, as...
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Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JTA provided this comparison of the candidates’ positions on some key issues of concern to Jewish voters.
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Maccabi USA honored more than 20 “legends and heroes” of the Maccabiah Games with Philadelphia-area ties at an Oct. 22 Gala event in Center City. The honorees included Dolph Schayes, the first coach of the Philadelphia 76ers; Tal Brody, the Israeli basketball standout who grew up in Trenton, N.J., and Julian Krinsky, the camp owner and former professional tennis player...
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Rabbi Miri Gold's paycheck looks the same today as it did six months ago, despite the Israeli attorney general's May decision that Reform and Conservative rabbis in certain parts of the country must receive the same wages as their Orthodox counterparts.
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Forget the big communal question of whether children of intermarried couples can ever feel completely Jewish - the roughly 65 teens and parents at a recent interfaith symposium focused on the practical challenges they face, from discussing faith with their partners to managing in-laws. Members of Kol Ami, a Reform synagogue in Elkins Park organized the "Interfaith Roller Coaster."
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