Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

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Forget Super PACs. When it comes to political funding, Jewish "bundlers" dominate the scene in the Philadelphia area.
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany­ahu did not meet, but they ended up sounding not so far apart. Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 27 in many ways echoed Obama's speech there two days earlier, with both ratcheting up the heat on Iran over its nuclear program. The themes that echoed...
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is preparing for another encounter with the cold, her “worst and only fear.” Rakovskaya said her hope of staying warm this winter lies with a one-time payment of approximately $3,200 that she may receive from Germany...
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Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish university president who was forced to resign after it was revealed that he didn’t properly report the abuse to authorities. Penn State student Felix Aronovich, on the other hand, represents a feel-good Jewish story surrounding the...
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