Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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Aaron Passman
Unlike the stereotype for many her age, 17-year-old Julia Straus isn't a Facebook junkie, though that's not to say she doesn't use it. While she logs on to the social networking site to follow friends and "fan pages," Straus primarily navigates the site for the purposes of her youth group, MaLTY, at Main Line Reform Temple (where her father, David,...
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Hundreds of people converged at the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel building last week for competing events that offered alternative visions of Israel and U.S. policy in the Middle East. Though there were few fireworks, neither camp succeeded in attracting many students and, for the most part, both appeared to be preaching their respective messages to the converted. For the dovish...
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By:
Aaron Passman
Part of being in the military means being ready to switch gears at a moment's notice; late last month, Lt. Becca Short experienced that firsthand. The Richboro native works aboard the USS Nassau , which at the last minute was diverted from heading to the Persian Gulf and ordered to race down to Haiti to deliver humanitarian aid to those...
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Aaron Passman and Bryan Schwartzman
Jeremy Kane had always wanted to serve his country, according to those who knew him best. For starters, said his mother, Melinda Kane, he was born on a Louisiana army base, and as a child, vividly recalled his father leaving the house in uniform. His grandfather had served in the Marines. Then, there was the fact that Kane became a...
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Republicans buoyant, Democrats wary as they eye upcoming elections
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For Pennsylvania's Republicans, the steady stream of good news -- from the GOP's stunning Senate victory in Massachusetts to the president's sliding job-approval rating -- has bolstered their confidence about political rehabilitation in 2010. For their Democratic opponents, losing the filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate -- and the prospect of further defeats come November -- has them scrambling for...
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