Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774

Linda Lingle is used to beat­ing the odds. Which is why the Jewish Republican who served two terms as governor of Hawaii believes she has a good shot at becoming the newest U.S. senator from the Aloha State. She's mounting her campaign with the help of donors from the "mainland," including Jews in Philadelphia, where she recently stopped as part...
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A rabbi and former teacher living in Northeast Philadelphia was sentenced to 10 years probation last week in a Boston court after pleading guilty in a sex abuse case involving students at a Massachusetts day school more than 30 years ago. The charges in Boston date back to 1975, when Stanley Levitt taught sixth grade at the Maimonides School, an...
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Rafi Glantz wanted to join the Israel Defense Forces since he was 10 years old. At that time, according to the 18-year-old, his parents didn't take him seriously. But there's no denying his commitment now as he prepares for an Aug. 13 flight that will bring him to basic training in his new home. "Israel's really the only safe place...
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Thousands of families in the Philadelphia area send their kids off to Jewish overnight camp for the summer. Judi Lehrhaupt sends her sheep. For the second year in a row, the 66-year-old Newtown shepherd has entrusted a few choice members of her flock to the campers and counselors at Camp Galil. For seven weeks, the Shetland ewes live at the...
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The Jewish Social Policy Action Network joined in a brief filed in a state court last week as part of a challenge to the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania Photo Identification Law. Opponents have charged that the new law, which requires voters to have a photo ID to cast their ballots, could prevent seniors and minority voters from voting. Proponents contend...
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