Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania rabbis signed on to a letter asking Gov. Tom Corbett and the State Board of Pardons to offer clem­ency to a Mount Airy man sentenced to die Oct. 3 by lethal injection. Terrance Williams, 46, was convicted in a 1986 jury trial for the June 1984 murder of Amos Norwood, also of Mount Airy. Williams lured...
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HIAS Pennsylvania has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of immigration, to create a network of English and citizenship classes. These courses will serve a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods that are home to a high concentration of immigrants. The grant — the only one awarded to a Pennsylvania group...
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Almost a decade has passed since a suspected Nazi war criminal was granted the right to avoid deportation and remain in North­east Philadelphia. It now appears that the 87-year-old man may still face a courtroom in Germany. The German office that investigates Nazi war crimes has recommended prosecutors charge Johann Breyer with accessory to murder and that he be extradited...
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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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It was the Israeli official response you would expect to hear at any mention of the country’s presumed stockpile of nuclear weapons. Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was asked during a ­local speak­ing engagement whether he thought it was a mistake for Israel to invest so much money in nuclear weapons when they weren’t...
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