Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
During time spent in Iraq, Matt Cohen received a care package from his brother that included a copy of the novel Exodus by Leon Uris, as well as stories of the Maccabees and their triumph over the forces of Hellenism. Those are fitting tales for the 21-year-old from Havertown. Like those heroes, he's been doing some battling of his own:...
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Philadelphia City Council passed legislation last week that would prohibit the city from accepting a bid, or holding investments in, foreign-owned firms that do business with Iran or Sudan. Its primary sponsor, Democratic Councilman James Kenney, insisted that the bill is not just a symbolic victory, but will hurt both countries in the pocketbook as well. He did acknowledge that...
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The jury is in, though the verdict on what a proposed Holocaust memorial on the Atlantic City boardwalk will look like remains a good ways off. Architect Daniel Libeskind and scholar Michael Berenbaum are among the individuals recently named to a jury that will decide the winner in an open design competition; the goal is to choose a concept for...
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Dennis W. Glick of Huntingdon Valley was elected the new president of B'nai B'rith International at the 166-year-old organization's annual conference, held this week in Washington, D.C. Glick, a 65-year-old CPA with his own private practice, was elected to a three-year term, and was officially sworn in on Monday evening. During his tenure, he plans to focus on combating rising...
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Natan Sharansky still carries star power, but he's going to need more than that to succeed as the new chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The former Soviet dissident -- whose 1986 triumphant stride to freedom across a Berlin bridge heralded the opening of the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews -- is now at the helm...
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