Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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And then there were 14. Twenty-six people were supposed to participate in the Philly Pride Mission, the first-ever gay and lesbian mission to Israel sponsored by a local federation -- in this case, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In theory, it was groundbreaking; after all, you'd expect that "first" to go to San Francisco, New York, Miami, even Chicago...
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U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-District 7) is in the fight of his political life, and he hopes that his credentials on national security -- in several years, he could become chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services -- and his longtime service to Delaware County can carry him to an 11th term in Congress. But Democrats think they've found...
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A recurring 2006 election-year theme is playing itself out in the race for who will represent Bucks County in Congress. The Democratic challenger tries to link his opponent to an unpopular president and his war, as well as scandals stemming from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff; the Republican works to emphasize his credentials as an independent moderate who's in step with...
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In April, they came out in droves. They raised their voices for the victims, shouting "never again" for Africa. The American Jewish activists who descended upon Washington that spring day came to assist a distant people they knew little -- and almost everything -- about. But just how long-lasting -- how deep -- do the ties between American Jews and...
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Elad Fishfeder is your typical Israeli. He's swarthy, thick-haired, lithe, with that hospitable persistence all too common in the Middle East. "Take a paper, take one," he says. "Here, one more even," insists the 30-year-old writer. He's typical, all right, save for an important difference: Fishfeder is religious, and he's also gay. Wearing a kipah and all that it entails...
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