Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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With the 2006 mid-term election season revving up, and the 2008 presidential contest seemingly just around the corner, a pair of former White House staffers - one who worked for President Bill Clinton, the other for President George W. Bush - spoke to a group of University of Pennsylvania students last week about the rewards, and pitfalls, of serving one's...
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Vandalism has struck a South Jersey kosher restaurant several times this year, but when fresh symbols of hate were scrawled recently on the side of the establishment, the owner decided he had to take action. "This is the third time in the past three months," said Jacob Ben-Shitrit, owner of Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant in Ventnor, N.J. "I didn't [pay]...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Though they were raised many, many miles apart - across an ocean even - Gerda Weissmann Klein and Morris Dees have seen enough racism, anti-Semitism and social persecution to last both their lifetimes. Klein, a Holocaust survivor, and Dees, an native Alabaman and civil-rights attorney, spoke to some 250 people last week as part of a panel discussion at the...
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Despite heated community opposition, the Middletown Township Zoning Board voted last week to approve a New Jersey congregation's plans to build a new synagogue and Hebrew school on a 13-acre, largely undeveloped parcel of land in Langhorne. After a drawn-out hearing process stretching over several sessions, the board wasted no time in delivering its 4-1 verdict at the start of...
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