Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

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With Election Day fast approaching and both sides continuing their last-minute efforts to garner support within the Jewish community, a Montgomery County congregation found itself caught in the middle of a political dustup between Barack Obama's campaign and the Republican Jewish Coalition. Originally, State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District 153) -- who has assumed an outsized role in promoting Obama within...
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Choice. A National Jewish Democratic Council ad that ran last week in Jewish newspapers around the country highlighted the word in an enormous font with bold lettering. It stated that Barack Obama supports a woman's right to choose, while John McCain does not. In marked contrast to the slew of Republican Jewish Coalition ads that have sought to portray the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Since 1973, there have been nine Israeli prime ministers, seven American presidents, and one constant at Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council: Burt Siegel, who will step down on Nov. 3 from his post as executive director of the organization he's served for 35 years. In a career that's seen the easing of tensions between Philadelphia's Jewish and African-American communities, and...
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While all signs are pointing to the economy as the decisive issue in the upcoming election, both locally and nationally, it was questions on foreign policy and Iraq that drew the most-forceful responses during a debate at a Bucks County synagogue between U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) and Republican challenger Tom Manion. "It's time for the Iraqi government to...
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Barack Obama's campaign is continuing its heavy outreach to Jewish voters in the Philadelphia area. On Oct. 13, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) spoke in front of a packed auditorium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Three days earlier, in the same place, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and a host of other local...
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