Philadelphia Jewish Voice

October 2007

Top Stories
• Jewish Silence on Iraq
• Progressive Jews Act
• Ulpan 101
• Strategy Vs. Terrorism
• Crimes On Democracy
• Jews Choose Dems
• Too Early To Pander
• NJDC Blasts Moran
• German Workers
• Letters to the Editor

In Their Own Words
• Rep. Duncan Hunter

Networking Central
• Mitzvah Food Pantry 

Raising A Mensch
• Conceptual Detour

• Jews Paint By Number
• Israeli Politicals Confs.
• Akiba Name Change
• Citizenship
• Okinawa High Holidays

Living Judaism
• Soferet

The Kosher Table
• Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

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Jews will be involved in Mitzvah projects on October 21 throughout the Philadelphia area including creating this mural designed by Philadelphia artist Barbara Smolen.

Why the Jewish Silence?
The fifth year of the Iraq War.

No More Jewish Silence
Progressive Jews Organize

Ulpan 101
How Difficult is Hebrew for a New Immigrant to Israel?

A New Strategy Against Terrorism
By Senator John Edwards.

Soft Crimes Against Democracy
What Ever Happened to Freedom of Information?

Jews Choose Dems
The preferences of a savvy, sophisticated electorate.

Too Early For Pandering
Presidential candidates speak to Jewish community.

NJDC Blast Democrat
Rep. Jim Moran Criticized For Blaming Israel.

German and American Workers Unite!
Labor movements oppose boycott On Israel.

Reprinted courtesy of Yaakov (Dry Bones) Kirschen

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
2008 Presidential Candidate.


Philadelphia Mitzvah Food Pantry
Helping the needy in our community.

250 Jews To Paint By Numbers
Dozens of Mitzvah projects October 21 throughout Philadelphia area.

Israeli Politics Comes To Philadelphia
AIPAC National Summit and NIF Forum.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Would Akiba by any other name be as educational?

Citizenship: A Life Line For One Refugee
Thousands more still waiting.

Yom Tov Of The Rising Sun
Susan Dorfman leads High Holiday Service at Marine Base.

Taking A Conceptual Detour
Derech Haim promotes road safety.

First Woman Known to Have Scribed a Torah Reflects on Her Judaism.


Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant
It's Faux Good

Debate Party

October 30, 2007 at 8:30 pm

The Democratic Presidential candidates will be gathering in Philadelphia, and we will watch them large than life on our big screen TV at 276 Barwynne Lane in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Share your thoughts (and nosh!) with your favorite writers and fellow readers of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. 

For details or to RSVP, contact Margo Brenner at brenner @

Tax-deductible donation to the Philadelphia Jewish Voice ($18 per person suggested).

Feel free to forward this invitation. Hearing the candidates debate the key issues of our day is the keystone of our Democracy, so the more the merrier. Meanwhile, feel free to participate in our online poll and read their messages to the Jewish community in the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. [Clinton, Edwards, Biden, Dodd, Gravel, Obama, Richardson]