Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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As President Barack Obama seeks re-election and the GOP looks to make inroads among Jews, the Jewish vote is going to be held up to a microscope, with any potential swing analyzed and scrutinized. But is it going too far to look at how one Jew in particular will vote? What if that Jew is someone as influential and as...
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If a doughnut-eating contest came to Philly, Zach Engel would surely have an edge. Engel taste-tests up to 40 of the fried sweets every week -- a perk or health hazard of his job as the managing chef at the newly opened Federal Donuts, depending on how you look at it. "I don't really eat anything" else, he says. No...
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Did the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference at the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend backfire for organizers and illustrate the strength of the pro-Israel community on campus? Or did BDS speakers like Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah reveal how much pro-Israel students need to learn in order to counter arguments that are steeped in the language of universal...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington When America's top intelligence official said that Iran's regime is considering attacks on U.S. soil, he cited a single incident and qualified the assessment with a "probably." But intelligence and law enforcement experts say the Jan. 31 warning by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, was likely based on more than the evidence he cited. "I would be...
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About a dozen Israeli entertainers and leaders, including Michael Oren, Israel's U.S. ambassador, will fly to Philadelphia in May to represent their country at the Equality Forum, a weekend-long summit promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights. Israel was selected as the "featured nation" for the 20th annual event, which includes 25 free panel discussions, an art exhibit, parties...
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