Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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When espionage scholar Col. Rose Mary Sheldon reads the Torah, she sees it not only as a holy document, but also as the first spy saga ever written. "Take a familiar story like Noah and the flood: What animal does Noah send out to find out if there's land?" Sheldon posed last week to about 60 people at Beth David...
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In the rather small home-and-gift department at Saks Fifth Avenue's Bala Cynwyd store, displayed along with other coffee-table books about exotic places around the world sits none other than the 25th-anniversary edition of Leni Riefenstahl's Africa. Riefenstahl, of course, was the German filmmaker best known for her documentary, "Triumph of the Will," a pseudo newsreel commissioned by the Nazi Party...
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A solemn memorial will get the space and look it deserves
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The Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has sat at the same spot - pretty much unadorned - for 40 years now. Those who know of its meaning and purpose cherish it; however, many other Philadelphians and visitors to the city may not even take notice of the memorial while bustling...
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While walking through a South Florida flea market with his longtime wife, Judith, several years ago, Johanan Zelikovsky, 86, noticed an ambulance marked with Hebrew and English lettering. After some inquiry, the Zelikovskys realized that the vehicle was set to be donated to Israel. Since the couple lived there before immigrating to the United States in the 1950s, they both...
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After almost 16 years as head of Akiba Hebrew Academy, Rabbi Philip Field will be leaving the position and moving to Israel, according to a recent announcement released by the board of the Merion Station school. Said Field, of Bala Cynwyd: "There were rumors for awhile because my kids were making aliyah, and my love for Israel and the school's...
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