Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
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Invoking the Holocaust-related phrase "Never Again," Jewish groups across the region and throughout the country will head to Washington on April 30 to call attention to the ongoing genocide in Sudan. "The entire world has a mandate to stop genocide," proclaimed Ruth W. Messinger, president and executive director of American Jewish World Service, which, along with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial...
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Like many typical ninth-graders, Sam Stern and Alan Hersch relished the chance to ride roller-coasters like Superman Ultimate Flight, Kingda Ka and Nitro while on a day trip to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. But the Orthodox teens - dressed in white button-down shirts, black pants and yarmulkes - found themselves riding one coaster again and again: Batman...
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Over the course of the past year, anti-Semitic incidents in eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this month by the Anti-Defamation League. The regional increase - from a total of 69 reported anti-Semitic incidents in 2004 to 87 in 2005 - contrasted with national figures, which saw a decline from the nine-year high...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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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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