Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
For decades, haredi men in Israel have received exemptions from otherwise mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces to study in yeshivas instead. But one army division has accommodated several thousand haredi draftees who require stringent kosher certification and eschew any contact with women.
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With thousands of Pennsylvanians still unemployed or underemployed as Labor Day approaches, staff at JEVS Human Services are busy helping clients polish cover letters, practice for interviews, and, in some cases, overcome deeper personal issues that have prevented them from finding work
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An Israeli flag marks the oceanside home where an estimated 200 vacationers this summer bonded over communal Shabbats, frisbee on the beach and cultural programming organized by a team of volunteers and local young professional groups.
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Lynne Lechter of Lower Merion likens the Republican Party to the state of Israel. Both entities are morally correct in their stances, contends Lechter, a corporate attorney, but both have allowed their opponents to define them rather than articulating well what they stand for. She hopes that the upcoming Republican National Convention, which begins Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., will...
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Andrea Cantor Jewish Exponent Feature
A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book together. At first, 16-year-old Shanni, who will be a senior this year at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, was skeptical. But it was only a moment's hesitation, she says, and now she's the proud co-author of...
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