Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
An important archaeological discovery made in Israel could shed more light on the ancient culture of the Philistines, a seafaring people that left the area of Greece in about 1200 BCE and landed on Israel's shores. At a dig in late July at Tell es-Safi, a site approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon, a young woman found a pottery shard...
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For the second time in its 58-year history, Post 575 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has honored a former soldier by latching his name to the group. When it formed back in 1947, the post was named after Lt. Milton Kelkey, a Philadelphian who was killed in battle during World War II. In April,...
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A new program aims to get some city information out to the visiting public
Luke Yoder lay across his mother's lap, fighting exhaustion after a 90-degree day touring Philadelphia, his attention span all but nonexistent. It seemed that nothing could rouse the 5-year-old, especially not another story about a historical event or integral character in the nation's birth. But, lo and behold, while sitting in the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish...
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Telling a story that spans nearly 1,000 years - beginning with the birth of what became a vibrant culture but ending in one of the darkest periods of Jewish history - will not be an easy task. But an international group of historians, scholars and those who simply wish to remember have decided to take on the task in the...
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A Philadelphia story sails into another port - Baltimore
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The story goes something like this: In 1802, a 10-year-old Philadelphian named Uriah Phillips Levy approached the captain of the USS New Jerusalem and offered his services as a cabin boy, hoping to learn the ways of the sea. Seafaring lore has it that the precocious child, one of 14 siblings, also negotiated the stipulation that he be returned to...
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