Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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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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Democrats did not enjoy the same kind of stunning victory in Harrisburg that their fellow party members had on Capitol Hill, but they did make substantial gains and may still have a chance of claiming a narrow majority in one chamber. All told, the Democrats shaved down what had been a 109 to 94 GOP advantage to what will either...
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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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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
According to Neil Lazarus, a British Jew who now lives in Israel, the fight to preserve the Jewish state is not just ideological or political. It's also a linguistic shouting match. As an advocate for Israel, Lazarus wants to provide the weapons -- in this case, words -- to help crush Israel's enemies. "I'm going to be perfectly honest," Lazarus...
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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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