Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775
By:
Laura Goldman, JE Feature
Teresa Heinz, the wife of Sen. John Kerry, who is President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for secretary of state, recalled her days as a congressional wife fighting for Soviet Jews. She was in town to accept an award from the American Jewish Committee.
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By:
Cheryl Halpern
Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews. But this movement did not come to the Jewish community speedily.
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By:
Marina Furman, JE Feature
I have now lived in freedom for almost half of my life but who I am as a person, as a parent and a Jew will always be defined by the word “refusenik.”
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By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
After three decades of tireless activism, a grass-roots band from Philadelphia had grown into a force too powerful to ignore, even by the Kremlin, 4,700 miles away.
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
Twenty-five years after freedom, our local Russian-speaking Jewish community remains strikingly separate — culturally, educationally, religiously and geographically. It’s time for Philadelphians to take the next step in bringing brothers together.
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