Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Long before the votes in this week's Palestinian legislative election were counted, the spin about the anticipated victory of Hamas had already begun. As this newspaper went to press, polls showed that representatives of the Islamic fundamentalist terror group would take, at the least, a large percentage of the seats in the Palestinian legislature. Though it is possible that foul...
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Last summer, Lauren Kondrad worked for something other than a bit of extra pocket money. She wanted something that meant far more to her: a trip to Israel. "Ever since kindergarten, I've wanted to go and experience it for myself," said Kondrad, a 10th-grader from Mount Laurel, N.J. "When an opportunity came up, I worked my butt off all summer...
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Quite well, and stunningly, say admirers worldwide
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Jerusalem is, of course, the ultimate city of refuge. Literally or figuratively, no other city on earth so eternally symbolizes a safe haven as does Jerusalem. Even when life in David's City was itself dangerous, the concept prevailed: Jerusalem is a haven, a refuge, the unique personal home for Jews, from wherever they might hail. As it happens, it's not...
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Local physician versed in prime minister's condition and treatment
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When the medical news about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's initial stroke - and the proposed course of treatment - was flashed around the world, Dr. David L. Fischman was clearly more informed than most others about the condition. An interventional cardiologist at the Jefferson Heart Institute, Fischman, who earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and continued...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo JE Feature
Negev, Israel In theater, what goes on behind the scenes is often just as entertaining as the show on the stage. That’s especially true for LOGON — the Light Opera Group of the Negev — where almost everyone involved is “something else” in real life. LOGON began as one of those “Let’s put on a show!” ideas — a kind...
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