Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Iran is destabilizing the Mideast, from Gaza to the Persian Gulf, declared former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold this week to a local audience. "Iran," he added, "is a threat to both Israel and the United States." About 120 people gathered in the auditorium at the Gershman Y at Broad and Pine streets in Center City on the evening of June...
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Aaron Passman
For real understanding to occur between cultures, people must see one another as people and not just as "representatives of a national collective," a proponent of interreligious dialogue noted at a recent event in Bryn Mawr. "There is more moderation in Islam than you'd like to believe," especially if you only read your local newspaper, said Rabbi Ron Kronish, who...
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Elliot Jager, Jewish Exponent Feature
Shmuel Katz, believed to be the last surviving member of Israel's first Knesset, died May 9 at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital. He was 93. Katz was one of the last remaining links to the Zionist Revisionist icon, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and himself a towering figure and a mighty pen of the Zionist Right. Among the mourners at the Hayarkon Cemetery in...
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Dina Kraft, JTA
TEL AVIV On April 28, a white-haired former shipmate propped a gold-fringed, pale-blue flag of the legendary Exodus ship next to the coffin of its commander, Yossi Harel. A short distance away sparkled the azure Mediterranean Sea, whose waters Harel sailed four times on clandestine journeys between 1945 and 1948. Those journeys brought a total of 24,000 Holocaust survivors to...
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Aaron Passman
Standing in a circle of light on a small, bare stage, Greg Aguela told an audience of nearly 50 people how he'd found God at the Western Wall. "It wasn't necessarily cool to be a Jew" growing up, he explained in a rhythmic, spoken-word piece. Aguela told how he never particularly embraced or identified with his own Jewish heritage, but...
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