Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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Lee Holder can't say if he's ever taught a single Jewish student in all his years at North Lenoir High School in rural La Grange, N.C. Yet Holder, who's also not Jewish, was so touched by the account of a Holocaust survivor that he decided to dedicate his teaching career to the subject. The challenge, he said, is bringing the...
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My great-grandmother had been married less than a week when she noticed a picture of her husband in the Yiddish edition of the daily Forward. It was a wanted notice. According to family lore, Bubbe's husband had left a wife and three kids in New York. He could either go home or go to jail. He chose jail. Bubbe, then...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sara Keisler Greenberg's first film, all of 12 minutes, might be called "The Little Class Project That Could -- and Did -- Make It All the Way to the United Nations." The 22-year-old from Gladwyne is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and a recent graduate of Yale University. Last spring, as a senior, she opted to make a film rather...
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