Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775
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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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Marshall Weiss, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When the mighty Titanic ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip, were on board. Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the third class was not completely booked; she and Philip had a cabin to themselves. Leah was born in Warsaw,...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Jews, 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community's six kosher delicatessens are run by Richard Hyman and his wife, Joanna. The 99-year-old family business, known to locals as "Titanics," was born out of the most famous maritime disaster in history. Richard, 42, is the great-grandson of Joseph...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Of the 2,225 people aboard the Titanic on its maiden voyage from England to America, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Charles Kennell was among the nearly 700 crew members to die that night. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the 30-year-old Kennell...
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
Fear is one of the most striking elements in The Diary Of Anne Frank. It controlled the lives of the eight people who hid in that famous Amsterdam attic. Would someone hear them? Would someone turn them in to the Nazis? Of course, someone eventually did. But who? The identity of the informant has never been revealed, though several theories...
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