Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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The June 11 national conference of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies will focus on the story of Josiah E. DuBois, a Treasury Department attorney during World War II who worked to disclose the State Department's efforts to obstruct the rescue of Jewish refugees from Europe. "When it comes to Holocaust education, we tend to focus on a...
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Though Jordi Gendra wasn't really raised with any sense of religion, as a young boy growing up in Barcelona, Spain, he didn't eat pork, he lit candles for the deceased and, though he didn't pray, he knew that if he ever were to, he'd have to cover his head. He also knew that what he was - Jewish - had...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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The Iranian government's acquisition of nuclear weapons is far from a forgone conclusion, according to Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States. "Iran can be stopped, by political means or other means," he said during a May 30 townhall-style meeting at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. The event was organized by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6), who...
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Rebecca Gerewitz, 14, enjoyed her recent trip to Israel so much that she has not one favorite part, but two. The first was a Saturday-night boat ride near Tiberias, where she and classmates from Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley got to dance to Israeli music. Up next on her list was a trip to a rehabilitation hospital for Israeli soldiers...
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