Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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For weeks, no one was sure whether the Democrat or Republican had won the race. Ultimately, a contentious recount reversed the apparent result that had been announced on election night. No, it wasn't the disputed 2000 presidential election, but the battle for Pennsylvania's 156th Legislative District in Chester County. In the end, Democrat Barbara McIlvaine Smith defeated Republican Shannon Royer...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
City of Brotherly Love -- and Sisterly Affection -- yes, indeed. The World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews held its eastern regional conference in Philadelphia last weekend -- the group's first conference since 2006. "The main reason we chose Philadelphia this time around was that if you look at our numbers, the bulk of our member organizations...
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A presidential candidates' forum, held at Temple Sinai in Dresher -- a gathering that featured sharply worded questions from the audience regarding some of Barack Obama's previous associations and John McCain's choice for vice president -- went on more or less as originally scheduled, despite a decision by the Obama campaign not to participate in any programs that included representatives...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
During the presidential campaign season, candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have both been grilled on a number of important issues, especially about how they'd handle the troubled economy. But there's one crucial question Kenneth W. Stein, president of the Atlanta-based Center for Israel Education, would like to ask the next president, whoever he may be: What will Israel's place...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It was an evening of meetings that will loom large throughout the next few weeks. The Phillies faced off against the Dodgers for a World Series berth, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama held their final presidential debate, and Rep. Jim Gerlach and his Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district seat, Bob Roggio, made their respective cases in the...
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