Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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Ruth Gruber, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SAN NICANDRO GARGANICO, Italy In the Christian cemetery of this sleepy farming town on the spur of Italy’s boot, Lucia Leone looks up at a row of tombs marked incongruously by Stars of David. “That’s my mother,” she said. “And that’s my grandmother and great-grandmother. And that’s Donato Manduzio, who started everything.” Manduzio, who died in 1948, was a self-taught...
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The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new government led by the Muslim Brotherhood to the chaos that erupted in Syria, Israel found its longtime status quo imperiled on a number of fronts. A marked increase in attacks on Jewish targets in Europe...
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Dasee Berkowitz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Children beginning to acquire language face some amusing obstacles. Confusing basic words is one of them. My son, for example, loved to stretch out his arms and tell me about something that was the biggest or the best “… in the whole wide word.” My heart smiled every time. There was something telling in his mistake. Jewish tradition is no...
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Miriam Shaviv Jewish Telegraphic Agency
London For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one. On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics. "From conversations across the community, the key thing people are engaged in around...
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More than 13,000 miles. Twenty countries. One tandem bike. This is how Wynnewood couple Len and Susan Lodish have spent their vacations over the last 16 years. They're about to do it again, for the sake of another impressive number: $100,000. That's how much they expect their bike tour will raise for the ALS Association's Greater Philadelphia Chapter. To date,...
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