Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

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Aaron Passman
He helped fund the American Revolution, he's part of monuments in Chicago and Los Angeles, he's been featured on a postage stamp and had a World War II cargo ship named after him. Yet say the name Haym Salomon, especially to young people, and you'll get a blank stare. Jack Sholl aims to change all that. Sholl, a Philly native...
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The pain of filling up at the pump is on the minds of many Americans in this presidential election year, and the issue of energy independence -- with all its environmental and geopolitical ramifications -- topped the agenda at the Centennial Meeting for the National Governors Association, the bipartisan lobbying organization that represents state governments in Washington. About 30 state...
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In a strange twist, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to uninvite Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, from an upcoming trip to Israel. The RJC, which asserts that the GOP is the more pro-Israel party, argued in a press release that Hagel happens to be one Republican with a poor legislative...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the congregants and staff at Germantown Jewish Centre, the past six months have been challenging, to say the least. Since a fire back in January -- which was eventually ruled an arson, and destroyed a preschool classroom and left nearby areas smoke-damaged -- the Mount Airy synagogue has faced several challenges, the latest of which is a flooded sanctuary...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
At the intersection of South Fourth and Emily streets, a three-story, red-painted brick building -- one level taller than the other properties -- stands out from among its neighbors. It has a pillared entrance that extends outward from the facade and quickly catches the eye. And yet, passersby would see no overt signs identifying the building as the home of...
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