Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Whitwell, Tenn. The Jewish population of Whitwell, Tenn., increased by 5,300 percent on Sunday as a busload of 53 teens and adults from Har Zion Temple pulled into the tiny, rural town. The mostly white, Protestant population here has grown accustomed to welcoming tourists since middle schoolers collecting paper clips to represent the Holocaust death toll picked up media attention...
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Almost four years to the day after the national lobbying organization J Street was founded, it's once again at the center of a local brouhaha -- revisiting the question of who is permitted inside the pro-Israel tent and who's out in the cold. At issue was a private meeting held earlier this week at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Just a few weeks after announcing plans to add a food truck to the city's burgeoning kosher scene, the owner of Max & David's said financial woes drove him to close his flagship Elkins Park restaurant and catering business. Since opening up five years ago, Steve Katz said, he often struggled to break even because of the higher costs of...
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At a Republican Jewish Coalition program last week, a number of members offered some advice to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum: Get out of the race while the getting is good. Well, Santorum listened. On April 10, he suspended his presidential campaign. During his period in the spotlight, Santorum appeared to go further than any other candidate in criticizing President...
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On a day last week when both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum brought their presidential campaigns to the Keystone State, one might have expected activists at a Philadelphia gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition to have a serious case of primary fever. But even before Santorum dropped out of the race this week, the...
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