Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

John Featherman, a 48-year-old realtor, likes to go against the odds. Last year, the Jewish Republican made a long-shot bid for Philadelphia mayor and lost. This year, he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the leader of the Philadelphia Democratic Party. Brady crushed him in a 1998 House race and victory seems nearly impossible this time, too. Featherman has raised just...
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Rom Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Among the scores of congressional races around the country, here are some of particular Jewish interest, where at least one and sometimes two Jews are contending for a seat. U.S. Senate: Hawaii — Mazie Hirono (D) vs. Linda Lingle (R) Strongly Democratic Hawaii is tough turf for Republicans, but picking up a Senate seat in President Obama’s birth state would...
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When Jason Shavel, a senior at Council Rock High School North, was preparing for college visits last year, he had no qualms about calling a Hillel director and asking to meet during his visit to campus. But then, he thought, why not flip the script and have Hillel members and staff come to students? And so last spring, he started...
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The old-world Shabbat staple brings a young couple together who had little notion of the past they share.
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Nearly four months after the Obama campaign held an event at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elk­ins Park that drew some 1,200 people, the Republicans are taking their turn at the same venue. The July Obama program — which took place before presidential candidates were even officially nominated by their parties — featured Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
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