Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Standing at a podium but barely needing a microphone, Liran Avisar Gazit, a former commander in the Israel Defense Force, painted a straightforward picture for the more than 150 people gathered at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington: As Jews, she said, they are all part of "a bigger family" that exists halfway around the world. "You are stockholders...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The best way for Israel and the Palestinians to forge a peace agreement is with the United States closely engaged in the situation, two local congressmen have argued. Speaking at Congregation Or Shalom in Berwyn, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-District 7) said that the 2002 road map for peace -- brokered by the United States and three other nations --...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At the request of defense attorneys, a judge on March 4 granted a continuance in the case of four Temple students accused of using anti-Semitic language in an assault against two Jewish males, one of whom sustained severe injuries. The lawyers said that they needed more time to review the documents and prepare their arguments. The next court date is...
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The congressional contenders have been whittled down, and it looks as if there won't be contested primaries in District 6 and District 13, after all. Democrat Robert Roggio and Republican Marina Kats have emerged from their respective fields to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13), respectively. On Feb. 21, the Montgomery County...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Alana Weiner, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is standing up for Israel by attempting to increase its visibility on campus, and thereby heighten an appreciation of the country's many achievements among her fellow students. She plans to do this thanks to a new fellowship program developed by a group called StandWithUs. StandWithUs is an international, nonprofit, Israel education...
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