Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Two Republican contenders -- one Jewish and the other a non-Jew with Jewish interests -- are hoping to pull off the upset of a lifetime come Election Day on Nov. 3. In a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 7-1 margin, the last time a GOP candidate sought citywide office, he got 17 percent of the vote. Most pundits...
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Rebecca Strober
FIRST PERSON At age 10, most girls receive Barbie dolls, games or play make-up as a birthday present. I received a lifetime membership to Hadassah from my grandmother, Roslyn Rivlin Strober. "Grandma Booboo" had been a longtime Hadassah supporter, and had raised money for the cause both during the years that she lived in Israel as a young adult, and...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
When Karen Krebs-Wellerstein lost her job in May, it came as a sudden shock. For more than six years, she had worked to raise funds from major donors for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. With her department already shrunk, she thought she was safe. "I was very surprised," said the 55-year-old. But she didn't waste time feeling sorry for...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Much of the attention paid to this year's Nobel Prize honorees has centered on President Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But for a pair of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, there's an honor that hits much closer to home. Israeli researchers Gabriel Rosenblum and Ilan Samish -- currently post-doctoral students at Penn -- came to know...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Adam Levick, 41, spent more than half a decade working with the Anti-Defamation League. Having started out as an unpaid intern, spurred on by the outbreak of the Second Intifada, the native Philadelphian progressed through the organization first to a part-time position and then to a full-time gig, most recently as the group's assistant director of Jewish security, analyzing and...
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