Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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One of the most important documents in American Jewish history hasn't been seen by the public in a decade but will soon be displayed at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The Philadelphia museum is set, for a limited time, to feature the original, handwritten 1790 letter that President George Washington wrote -- or at least signed -- to...
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Risa Levitt Kohn always gets a kick out of people telling her they've seen the Dead Sea Scrolls. What these folks mean, the professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University said, is that they've been to Jerusalem and visited the Shrine of the Book adjacent to the Israel Museum. But even the well-visited Shrine has only...
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The March of the Living celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with its traditional march from Auschwitz I to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah. Ten thousand high school students from 35 countries were involved, but to mark the special anniversary this time, survivors and liberators from around the world were also invited to participate. Don Greenbaum, 86, of Bala Cynwyd, who...
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Lucy Taus Katz, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's been more then 65 years since World War II ended and the concentration camp inmates were liberated. But for some, even after they were set free from the camps, there was another kind of prison that kept them captive: a prison of the heart, the mind and the soul. I thought I knew the basic details of my life:...
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Martins Run Senior Living Community in Media is rededicating a historic Torah scroll that was written in what is now the Czech Republic and was used by a Jewish community that was decimated in the Holocaust. Jirik Schreiber, an 86-year-old man from Lipnik, Czech Republic, was slated to take part in the ceremony via Skype on April 19 to coincide...
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