Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
"Somebody's looking out for me upstairs," Jay Furman cheerfully declared as he pointed upwards. Needless to say, the 98-year-old wasn't talking about the folks who manage the Center City senior living facility where he lives. Whether it's due to a healthy lifestyle or a far greater power, Furman once again led the procession of alumni at the University of Pennsylvania...
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Proponents of a proposed Hebrew-language charter school in Philadelphia have been working to drum up interest by holding informational meetings and putting advertising in the Jewish Exponent and other publications. But despite some early claims that the school would be set to open in September, it appears likely that the institution won't be up and running at least until the...
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Until now, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter -- one of the most influential Jewish politicians of the last 30 years -- has been known as a political escape artist, achieving electoral victories in the face of probably defeat. Friends and supporters say that the son of an immigrant from Russia, who went from being the lone Jewish kid in Russel, Kan.,...
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U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak tends to wax poetic about the values instilled in him during his career in the U.S. Navy, and more than once has used a battleship as a metaphor to describe American foreign policy. (It must be turned around slowly and with care.) The retired three-star admiral can now rightly be called a political giant killer, having...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
U.S. Rep Joe Sestak's defeat of Sen. Arlen Specter may have been the most talked about victory of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, but political observers say that beyond that, the day held few surprises. Once the Specter/Sestak race was taken out of the mix, "it was pretty much as we expected,"according to Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition...
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