Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

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As Harrisburg was embroiled in a budget standoff that led to a partial shutdown of state government, the legislature apparently still went about its business. On June 8, the House managed to pass the Sudan Divestment Act, sponsored by State Rep. Babette Josephs (D-District 182). House Bill 1140 calls for state pension funds to divest from a handful of companies...
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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution that condemns the decision by the University and College Union of the United Kingdom to call for an academic boycott of Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) Just last month, Murphy introduced House Resolution 467, which calls on the international community to reject the boycott...
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Zoe Greenberg, a 15-year-old daughter of a rabbi set to enter her junior year of high school, has been recognized for her work in race relations. But it's actually the issue of class and economic equality that most interests the teenager, and largely what drove her to make a film exploring the subject from the perspective of her peers. "...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
After two successful summer programs during which area rabbis spoke on politics and bioethics, the Kehillah of Lower Merion decided to put a different brand of experts in front of the lectern throughout these warmer months: the people of the Philadelphia and Israeli communities. The result is "Israel at 60: Personal Stories," a series of talks that will feature local...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
erry Katz has been on several Hadassah trips to Israel, as well as missions through Israel Bonds, the American Society of the University of Haifa and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. In fact, the Bala Cynwyd resident has been to Israel so many times, she said that she's actually lost count. Among all these, Katz, 69, described a recent...
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