Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

Labor leaders gathered to announce the teams for the annual All-Star Labor Classic high school basketball tournament to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia. Pictured are (from left) Darby Doyle of Plumbers Local No. 690, and Bernard Griggs and Fred Cosenza of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, joined by students (from left) Krystin Walker of the Springside...
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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) said that American efforts to bring Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table have often resulted in a reduction in violence, even if a lasting peace has proved elusive. "I think what we did in the '90s was beneficial in a strategic way and led to a period where, at times, there were no attacks being...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One night, while working his beat in a rough section of Kensington, Philadelphia police officer Jeff Rabinovitch was assaulted by a woman who was drunk. He instinctively grabbed her arm, twisted his body and brought her to the ground. It wasn't too hard, he said, considering that he'd practiced the move just the night before -- in Krav Maga class...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States dropped for the third consecutive year, according to the Anti-Defamation League, the group noted that there is still plenty of reason for concern. In 2007, there were 1,357 incidents of vandalism, harassment and other acts of hate against Jewish individuals, property or communal institutions throughout the United States, according to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a truism that countless wars have been fought over religion. But still, it has always troubled thinkers and the faithful that something by nature so peaceful and spiritual should so frequently result in stirring up murderous passions. One way to overcome this, according to a diverse scholarly panel, is to develop a deeper understanding of and respect for other...
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