Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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The Pennsylvania State Senate took a baby step toward slashing the size of the General Assembly, one of the largest and costliest state legislatures in the nation. Earlier this month the Senate's State Government Committee approved a bill that would reduce the size of that body from 50 members to 40 and trim the House down from 203 representatives to...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
On May 7, six foreign-born Muslims were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Four of the men were from Cherry Hill, N.J., just miles from the military base. At Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, the reaction by the Jewish community was one of concern, but not of fear, and seemed to be...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the vast exurbs of the Princeton Mercer Bucks region have historically lacked a Jewish infrastructure, a new 80-acre campus to be built in West Windsor, N.J., could come to be the "central address" for the Jewish community in the area. With plans calling for a 75,000-square-foot structure and considerable outdoor development, the total cost of the Jewish Community Campus...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Wherever wars rage, losses abound -- in lives, in economy and in culture. In Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, decades of ongoing fighting have jeopardized the artifacts of two civilizations that span thousands of years of history. To explore the effect of conflict on the cultural heritage of these two nations, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Dan Gillis isn't Jewish, nor was his life directly affected by the Holocaust. But over the last 14 years, Gillis, a retired Haverford College classics professor who was raised Catholic, has amassed an arsenal of books on the topic. The 2,500 volumes mainly cover the Holocaust, with subjects ranging from Jewish resistance during the war to the prosecution of Nazi...
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