Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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While Memorial Day honors those individuals who fought and died for the United States, Veterans Day is set aside to acknowledge those who served in the various branches of the military. Consider it a national day of thanks -- a day set aside to remember and show some appreciation for sacrifices made. Across the country this past Sunday, the day...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The year was 1942. German submarines shot torpedoes at American patrol ships, sinking half of a 30-ship convoy, and sending sailors and ship parts into the ocean, with many men barely clinging to life. "We couldn't even stop to pick up any survivors," recalled Bernard Waters, now 83, whose ship came out unscathed. This nautical confrontation didn't rage far out...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With synagogue leaders donning hard hats and children singing songs, a group of 150 gathered outside of Temple Brith Achim to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new addition to the shul. The Powell Center for Lifelong Learning will bring 6,300 square feet of much-needed new space to the King of Prussia synagogue; in addition, about 1,200 square feet of existing...
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Memories are sometimes all that remain of days -- and neighborhoods -- gone by, as the participants of a synagogue bus trip discovered firsthand last Sunday. The tour of former Jewish North Philadelphia sites gave the 45 people on board a chance to revisit the streets and structures where any number of Jews and their families once lived, worked and...
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