Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
June 27, 2012 - Washington · Analysis Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is the declared winner of Egypt's presidential race and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, reportedly continues to lie near death in a coma -- just like the legacy he tried to craft for himself and his country. For his part, Mubarak once wielded the type of power that ultimately...
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A local rabbi who is no stranger to controversy has called on the Catholic community to condemn what he called an anti-Semitic email written by the head of the Catholic League. The controversy stems from an article that Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of the Shalom Center, wrote for The Huffington Post criticizing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the...
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Tom Smith, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), may not be familiar with the Yiddish term mensch -- at least not until this week -- nor has he yet visited the Jewish state, though he hopes to one day. But the one-time coal miner-turned-coal executive from western Pennsylvania's Armstrong County says he is confident that his...
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Jewish Exponent Feature
The six ponytailed young women in Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park tossed balls back and forth as they ran down the field, catching and cradling them in the nets at the end of their wooden sticks. A young Israeli man passing by on his way to a soccer game in the next field stopped, stared curiously for a while and finally...
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