Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

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A local businessman is poised to become the first Muslim to serve on the Anti-Defamation League's regional board -- or any ADL board for that matter.
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The Philadelphia SPHAS, the long defunct South Philadelphia Hebrew Association's basketball team, are getting a historic plaque from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The team, which existed from 1918 to 1959, first as an amateur squad and later as a professional club, played an important role in both the history of Philadelphia Jewry and the development of pro-basketball. Most...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization's polling. The poll, released Monday, shows Obama with 61 percent of the Jewish vote, as opposed to 28 percent for Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis Just what is Israel's latest thinking on Iran? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak in recent months have been more explicit than ever about the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. Are Barak and Netanyahu merely posturing, or are they really intent on waging...
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Risa Levitt Kohn always gets a kick out of people telling her they've seen the Dead Sea Scrolls. What these folks mean, the professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University said, is that they've been to Jerusalem and visited the Shrine of the Book adjacent to the Israel Museum. But even the well-visited Shrine has only...
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