Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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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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U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) is under political fire for signing on to a congressional letter urging President Barack Obama to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Although he was one of 54 House Democrats to sign the Jan. 21 communiqué, the national office of the Republican Jewish Coalition singled Sestak out in a statement decrying the letter as...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Fourth-grader Madelyn Simon added a bit of splash to her school wardrobe last week: a baseball cap with a sequined flower on it. Normally, that's not allowed at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center, but last Friday was an exception. As part of the school's "Hats for Haiti" relief drive, students who brought in a donation...
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Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Plans are under way to create a Center for Human Rights Education adjacent to the existing Holocaust memorial at 16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The City of Philadelphia will be leasing the 10,000 square feet adjoining the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs to the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, which hopes to make the center a reality. Funding...
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