Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

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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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Several days after returning from Iraq, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said that while American forces are doing all they can to stabilize the country, the Iraqi government is not doing its part to bring about reconciliation among Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish factions, as well stem the daily torrent of violence that plagues the country. "The government there, to say...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The two teachers read the courtroom testimony at near-breakneck speed -- 240 words per minute. The banter was so quick that they seemed to be stepping on each other's sentences in a rapid-fire exchange that often seemed to mimic the dialogue in a David Mamet play. The students in the class sat near computers with their stenography machines resting snugly...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Sarah Katuran never went to college. Neither did Irene Carasso or Mary Dubin. Instead, these three women -- all of whom grew up in South Philadelphia during the 1920s and 30s -- followed the trajectory of many others in their generation: They went to work, got married and raised children. Now, at ages 90, 84 and 89, respectively, the women...
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