Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774
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After U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) had introduced U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) at a press conference -- one that had everything to do with the campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, and little to do with Schwartz's own re-election bid -- Lautenberg, perhaps only half-jokingly, said to her that, "We expect you to win comfortably; otherwise,...
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Organizers of a Selichot program at Germantown Jewish Centre -- "Are We in the Midst of World War III?" -- admitted that the title might be considered a tad sensationalist. Yet in light of the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah, the ongoing conflagrations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and increasing anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab world, synagogue officials thought...
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Ryan Teitman
In the spring of 2005, Professor Ed Smith, director of the Vertical Lift Research Center at Penn State University, was looking for a team to work with his students in the annual competition held by the American Helicopter Society. The project was to design a high-performance, two-seat, trainer helicopter, and he wanted his students to get an experience akin to...
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For one Philadelphia native -- motivated by the legacy of the Holocaust to get involved in political life and help ensure that Jews have access to those who pull the strings -- the first decade of the new millennium is looking more and more like the 1930s, with a major state seemingly bent on the destruction of Jews. "If Hitler...
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Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of the classic When Bad Things Happen to Good People, as well as nine other books, has just published his newest work, Overcoming Life's Disappointments. It draws on the story of Moses, and weaves together references to social science and popular culture with the explicit purpose of helping people deal with the personal setbacks that...
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