Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

Joshua Runyan

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To the uninitiated, a page of Talmud may appear as little more than a sea of letters - perhaps recognizable as Hebrew characters, a few forming intelligible words, but on the whole a distant text, devoid of any real meaning. That's exactly how the Talmud appeared to Downingtown resident Robert Fischer three years ago. "My language skills are non-existent," states...
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To confirm or not to confirm? For some political groups, that is indeed the question as Judge John G. Roberts Jr., nominated by President George W. Bush to be the 17th Chief Justice of the United States, faces the test of his career on Capitol Hill. Such a reality was evident last week at a rally in front of Sen...
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Jane Horwitz sat attentively Tuesday afternoon in the University of Pennsylvania lecture hall - her legs were crossed, one hand clutched a cell phone, and her mouth nervously bit the fingernails on the other - and listened to how the school year would unfold for her teenage daughter Libby, who until Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans was...
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The right-hand turn onto Pratt Street at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the more stressful obstacles for the lunch-hour driver desperately looking for parking. A series of stoplights and a slew of merging cars can quickly result in rising blood-pressure rates. Perhaps that's why on Aug. 26, a group of Christians with broad, almost plastic-looking smiles, staked out positions...
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When the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up the nomination of federal judge and Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. next month, among the stacks of papers on members' desks will be a curious letter from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Addressed to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the committee's chairman, and dated Aug. 22, the letter from the Conservative...
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