Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
The arts flourished in Philadelphia by mid-20th century and continued to find all sorts of outlets, both professional and amateur.
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W ho needs help? It’s a question asked and answered by Jews across the Delaware Valley. It’s become a l’dor v’dor question, with one generation of Jews helping the next. That’s exactly what happened 125 years ago, as Eastern European Jews fled oppression in their homelands and poured into Philadelphia. Jews already established in America did what they could to...
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The arts broke new ground as the 21st century began.
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Joe and Connie Smukler If you’ve been to a major Jewish communal event in Philadelphia over the past 40 years, chances are you’ve spotted Connie and Joe Smukler. Among the deans of the local Jewish establishment, they represent that rare combination of activism and philanthropy that keeps on giving. From Israel to Jewish identity-building to Holocaust educati on, the most...
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Jonathan D. Sarna, JE Feature
The news that George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport will be displayed this summer at the National Museum of American Jewish History calls to mind the relationship of Jews to another American president: Ulysses S. Grant.
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