Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

Rachel Silverman

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When Henri Parens was 12 years old, he escaped a French concentration camp by crawling across train tracks, running through a barren vineyard and hiding in a toilet stall overnight. The following year, he traveled to the United States by himself, where he lived with a host family in Pittsburgh. It was then, in 1942, that he learned that his...
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Abuelgesim Mohamed, a 47-year-old Darfuri native, blames the continuing genocide in his homeland on a slew of false promises: wrangling inside the United Nations, the Abuja peace agreement, even President George Bush's "not on my watch" declaration. But marching arm-in-arm with fellow Darfurians down Market Street on Sunday, Mohamed said that the commitment of one group in particular has been...
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The Torah seems practically awash in capital punishment. Biblical passages call for the death penalty in cases where adultery, rape, murder -- even, believe it or not, idolatrous worship and parental disrespect -- have taken place. But according to lawyer Marshall Dayan -- who spoke before a handful of congregants at Congregation Beth Am Israel on the evening of April...
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Jordan Schwartz was in fifth grade when his mother, Allyson Schwartz, announced to her family that she planned to run for state senate. Though he'd known her to be involved in various committees before, Schwartz described his mother's newly stated political ambitions as "hugely impactful for me at a young age." "I saw what she had to do, as a...
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The weather seemed fitting this past Sunday, as members of Philadelphia's Jewish community gathered to mark yet another anniversary of the Shoah. With the wind howling overhead, drenched participants flooded through the doors of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Center City, which hosted the somber, two-hour-long ceremony in lieu of its customary location in front of the Monument to the Six...
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