Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

Joshua Runyan

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Barbara Boxer, California's junior Democratic senator, came to town earlier this month with one stated purpose in mind: to promote her new book. But when given the opportunity, the chief deputy Democratic whip urged those in attendance at a Dec. 8 breakfast event that Pennsylvania's junior Republican senator must be beaten at all costs. After reading from A Time to...
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For more than four decades, Congregation Rodeph Shalom has maintained a significant presence at two Philadelphia-area locations. But if the Reform synagogue's strategic plan receives final approval next month, its Elkins Park campus will cease to exist. Synagogue leaders maintain that the shift in focus for the benefit of its metropolitan campus - a circa-1928 monument of Moorish-inspired architecture on...
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Party affiliations may have been left at the door, but everything about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's recent "Salute to Congress" dinner made clear that the cold November evening was very much political. As it has done at countless policy conferences in Washington, D.C., the pro-Israel lobbying organization succeeded in bringing out a large number of voters and leaders...
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Election Day 2005 was not supposed to have turned out like this. Outside of Philadelphia - where Democratic District Attorney Lynne Abraham was up for re-election, and two candidates were battling for the office being vacated by Democratic City Controller Jonathan Saidel - and Pittsburgh, where the top office in City Hall was up for grabs, the only major questions...
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A trip to Israel has become a rite of passage of sorts for those seeking higher office, especially in a state with a large number of Jewish voters. Nowhere is that truth more evident than here in Pennsylvania following state Treasurer Bob Casey's Nov. 23 return from a five-day tour of the Jewish state. Underwritten by the National Jewish Democratic...
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