Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Jewish Exponent Staff
In the hours before President Barack Obama won re-election, Exponent staff members spoke with Jewish voters in polling sites throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County. While the conversations were far from comprehensive or scientific, they offered a glimpse into how voters felt on this long-awaited Election Day.
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By:
Daniel Treiman, JTA
Along with the presidential race, we’re paying attention to congressional contests of Jewish interest and with Jewish candidates. Below are some of the races we will be watching tonight.
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In September 1912, Lewis and Matilda Fink were among a group of shop owners in Phoenixville who joined together to found Congregation B’nai Jacob, the oldest synagogue in Chester County. A century later, their 66-year-old grandson will serve as master of ceremonies at a gala dinner celebrating the Conservative synagogue's milestone anniversary.
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For the third straight year, Pennsylvania and Delaware have seen a decline in the number of anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of such cases. The 2011 report, officially released on Oct. 30, cited 39 such incidents over the course of last year. Of those, there were 11 cases of property damage and 28 instances of harassment...
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Radi Kaiuf was serving in Lebanon in 1988 with the Israel Defense Forces' Golani Brigade when, in the middle of an operation, he took two bullets to the stomach and one to the back. He was lucky to be alive, doctors said, but he would never walk again.
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