Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775

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Imagine taking a walk from the historic sites of Old City, passing by City Hall, then the skyscrapers along Market Street, and eventually ending up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the August heat, you'd likely wind up covered in perspiration, as well as being downright pooped. But with the development of a new computer program called "Virtual Philadelphia,"...
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A growing number of college and university presidents, both nationally and regionally, have signed on to a petition, circulated by the American Jewish Committee, that condemns the proposed British academic boycott of Israel, and expresses solidarity with Israeli colleges and research institutions. The initiative came as a backlash to the May vote by the University and College Union of the...
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No one could say there's a dearth of Israel trip options for high-schoolers. Among other organizations, Young Judea, the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, the North American Federation of Temple Youth and United Synagogue Youth offer summer sojourns to the Jewish state. But while these programs represent a variety of different Jewish interests and organizations (Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of...
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Al Taubenberger, who's hoping to be the first Republican to occupy Philadelphia City Hall in about 60 years, said during a meeting with Jewish community officials that he'd be a better communicator than the current mayor, and would find ways to keep big and small businesses alike from leaving the city. "The business privilege tax -- I'm for eliminating it...
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State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-153) urged Jewish community officials to support his Terror Free Investment Act, which would mandate several state pension funds to divest from any company that does business with the five nations labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terror: Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Cuba. The Associated Press reported over the weekend that...
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