Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Josh Lederman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jerusalem It's late afternoon at Hadassah Medical Center when the woman with fierce red hair and blue eye shadow strides determinedly into the lobby, a black-and-red guitar bag slung over her green military get-up. The two young soldiers trailing her inform her that her next patient is ready and waiting. But before Ritasue Charlestein can make it to the next...
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Jared Shelly
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody has lots to say these days. But less than a year into his duties as the Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, he isn't just touting the Jewish state to Jews. Widely considered one of the best Jewish athletes of all time, Brody spoke to a wide variety of audiences in Philadelphia and New York last week,...
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A Montgomery County couple met last week with the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was captured in a 2006 cross-border raid and has been held in Gaza by Hamas ever since. While in Jerusalem, Bernard and Lana Dishler of Upper Gwynedd stopped by the tent the Shalit family has set up outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...
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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is slated to visit the Jewish state next month. The freshman lawmaker -- who occupies the seat long held by Arlen Specter -- will take part in a congressional trip organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's nonprofit, educational arm. Toomey spoke Sunday night at AIPAC's annual Philadelphia gathering, which drew some 800 people...
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For the better part of the academic year, Yair Cassuto and three fellow Israelis studying at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have devoted their free time to contacting hotels, restaurants, tourist sites and business leaders back home. No, they're not studying the intricacies of the tourism business, nor are they getting paid a cent for this work. Instead, they...
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