Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

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After a five-year legislative and lobbying effort to use the commonwealth's economic prowess to help isolate rogue regimes, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Iran and Sudan divestment legislation. And Jewish groups played a significant role in the effort. All that's required for the bill to become law is for Gov. Ed Rendell to sign it. He is expected to do...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
The advanced diplomas and snapshots on the office walls at 1515 Arch St. reflect a rising young attorney, here seen grinning with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, there standing shoulder-to shoulder with comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University. But the pictures Nikki Johnson-Huston carries inside tell a vastly different story. These show a 5-year-old whose mother beat her with the cord...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The hits just keep on coming! The Jewish Exponent recently received a trio of honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, Philadelphia chapter, as part of the institution's 46th annual competition. Senior editor Robert Leiter won first prize in the criticism division for his weekly book reviews, including "No Squares on the Square," for a book about the history of...
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All camps need now are the kids; are they coming back this year in droves?
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The long wait is finally over. Staff members are back, and the kitchens have been restocked. The swimming pools have been retouched and refilled, and the volleyball nets rehung. The cabins have been cleaned out, and empty bunks lay in wait. All that's missing at this point are the children. But in the next few weeks, many will board buses...
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It's a question worth asking: What effect will the May 31 Israeli flotilla incident have on domestic politics, especially in the already heated Senate race here in Pennsylvania? Republican Senate hopeful Pat Toomey -- who took less than 24 hours to put out a statement after the event that had reporters and pundits writing and blogging like wildfire -- is...
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