Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
The year was 1858. Abraham Lincoln -- not yet president -- held his famous series of debates with Stephen Douglas. Future President Theodore Roosevelt was born, and John Brown organized a raid on the arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Minnesota became a state -- the 32nd. But for a group of 16 German-Jewish immigrants here in Philadelphia, 1858 was probably best...
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If Pennsylvania has always been a battleground state for Republicans and Democrats, then the 6th congressional district -- an oddly carved-out area that encompasses parts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties, including Lower Merion Township -- has often served as the front line, a region where candidates and the national parties have spent millions of dollars in order to sway...
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Aaron Passman
Audrey Fielding has been a Temple University student for the last three years. She takes the bus from her apartment to Temple's Center City campus, and during the summer semester, her class load included "The Confluence of American and American-Jewish History." That course, like others she takes, is limited to seniors only -- that is, senior citizens. Fielding is a...
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During a speech last week in Center City, Oman's ambassador to the United States lauded the 2006 free-trade agreement between the two countries, and urged for increased economic and political cooperation. Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy -- a rare female ambassador from the Arab world, who's represented the oil-rich, Persian Gulf nation since 2005 -- also stated in her remarks that the...
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Aaron Passman
The two-bedroom apartment that Ruth Politzer, 92, shares with her sister, Jean Caro, 90, has all the trappings you might expect: old landscape paintings; framed family pictures spanning generations; mahogany and oak furniture dating back decades; crisp, yellowed photo albums; and, in a small corner of the dining room, amid other silver (including a menorah), a handful of cups and...
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