Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks to delegates during the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Jerusalem on Nov. 16. Olmert has announced his resignation, due to multiple investigations of corruption charges. His successor will be elected in a new general election in February.
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The smell of freshly dried paint lingers in the new offices of the Israel Consulate at 1880 JFK Blvd. in Center City. The conference room lacks a table of any sort, and the walls of the office belonging to the new Consul General Daniel Kutner, who arrived in Philadelphia shortly before Rosh Hashanah, remain totally bare. Back in March, the...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
As I passed two husky young men in the dining room of the Dan Hotel, Tel Aviv, I overheard one of them say, "You'll never get this [breakfast] in Tennessee." That's a fact. Only in Israel, in every hotel, is the signature breakfast unforgettable. Tables piled high with fresh figs, dates, peaches, and the plums and grapes that still have...
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Former Beatles star Paul McCartney visits the Nativity Church in Bethlehem on Sept. 24. McCartney performed in a concert in Tel Aviv last week despite threats from Islamist terrorists.
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The Jewish state's experiencing a wine revolution
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Martin Davidson, JE Feature
This last year has been a significant one for Israeli and kosher wines. After years of concerted efforts to change the perception of critics and consumers, the breakthrough finally came in December of 2007, when Robert Parker's Wine Advocate heaped praise on Israeli wines, including kosher varietals, awarding 14 wines with a huge "90" (rated outstanding) score. The Wine Spectator...
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Israel Events

Sun. Sep 21
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sun. Sep 21
Lubavitch of Bucks County
10:30 AM
Sat. Sep 27
Rafi Glantz and his team
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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