Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
This Thursday, Sept. 11, marks the seventh anniversary of the deadliest terrorist assault ever to occur on American soil. But that date also happens to be when Oliver Leo Blackman turns 7. He shares his special day -- not just the month and day, but also the very year -- with the date of the terrorist attacks. The youth was...
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With about eight weeks left to go till election day, local attorney Jeffrey Pasek, president of the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (J-SPAN) spoke on Sept. 4 about the influence of religion in politics. During the lunchtime meeting, attended by more than 50 members of Hadassah of Greater Philadelphia, the attorney referred to key moments in American history where faith...
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In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 -- by far, the deadliest terrorist attacks in American history -- a palpable sense arose that so many things had changed irrevocably. But, when it comes to national elections and partisan politics, has the memory of that event created a lasting effect that's altered the rules of the electoral game? Or does the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
America's security is directly tied to Israel's, said U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) last Friday during a stop in Philadelphia. The Democratic candidate for vice president was in the region for various campaign-related events, some dealing with the economy. But, during a break in the proceedings, he spoke in an interview specifically about Israel, Iran and security issues. "A strong...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Despite receiving a combined total of more than half a million dollars from the Department of Homeland Security in 2005 and 2007, no Philadelphia-area Jewish agencies were awarded security grants in 2008. But, seven years after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, that might just turn out to be a good thing. "Looking at the rest of the country, we...
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