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Jerusalem, How Does Your Garden Grow?

  Jerusalem is, of course, the ultimate city of refuge. Literally or figuratively, no other city on earth so eternally symbolizes a safe haven as does...
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40 Years Later: ‘Nostra Aetate’ Progress Report

Before "Nostra Aetate" - the 1965 proclamation by the Roman Catholic Church that among other things denounced hatred of the Jewish people and rejected...

Holocaust Education on Track

Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of...
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Whom to Thank for America’s Feast

When Americans sit down to their turkey and gravy dinner this Thanksgiving, and make the important decisions of the day - sweet potatoes or...
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Confirming Biblical History

On the last day of the dig, after long stretches of work under the blinding light of the Israeli sun, excavators spotted what appeared...
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Czech Jewish Museum to Spread Exhibits Across 10 Sites

Forget about your typical museum —  a national project set to open in October in the Czech Republic will link exhibitions in 10 restored...

Event Recalls Passage of Document

Fourteen simple lines - written 40 years ago as part of a larger document, all rendered in Latin - attempted to change the nearly...
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Make a Reservation on Freddie’s Magical History Tour

For many Philadelphians, a drive down North Broad Street is simply a way to get to work or travel into the city, but for...
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Sisterhood, Jewish and Otherwise, Is Indeed Powerful

For the past 40 years, Jewish women have been at the forefront of the feminist movement, challenging nearly every conventional attitude regarding women's lives,...
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A Hero of the Holocaust Garners an Award

Thanks to Steven Spielberg's epic film "Schindler's List," the title character, Oskar Schindler, may be one of the world's most famous rescuers of Jews....