Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Toward the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin was once asked what exactly the framers of the Constitution had given to their new nation. His answer: "A republic, if you can keep it." According to nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, the United States and its military gave the Iraqi people the framework for a democratic republic. Yet it looks as...
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Ryan Teitman
For graphic novelist Joann Sfar, family is the central inspiration for his work. In describing one of the characters, a musician, from his latest book Klezmer: Tales of the Wild East , he took a marker and with a few brisk strokes sketched the image on a nearby white board. With square-rimmed glasses and a thin face, the man he...
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Ryan Teitman
In the main storage room at the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, volunteer Carole LeFaivre-Rochester walked past shelves filled with black-bound tomes -- every issue of the Jewish Exponent since its first publication nearly 120 years ago. She walked past countless records gathered and saved from local hospitals and businesses, then stopped and reached into a box to retrieve a faded...
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Robert Vogel was first bitten by the travel bug nearly 40 years ago, when he took time out from college to visit Japan, then backpack around Europe. Such experiences opened his mind up to a wider world than the one he knew growing up in Mount Airy and Cheltenham. In fact, the longtime educator believes that venturing beyond the familiar...
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As the Democrats prepare to run both the House and the Senate come January, questions remain about how the shift in power for the incoming 110th Congress will shape American policy on Iraq, as well as a range of domestic issues. U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), who was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in Congress, said rather than...
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