Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many Philadelphians, a drive down North Broad Street is simply a way to get to work or travel into the city, but for Rabbi Fred Kazan, 72, it's a glimpse into Philadelphia's Jewish history. By the time he had his Bar Mitzvah, Kazan had lived in South Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion and West Oak Lane. Such experiences sparked a current...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
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. Still, there were other non-Jewish heroes whose exploits may not have been as daring as Schindler's, but are, nonetheless, rescuers who deserve recognition. In the 1940s, Giovanni Palatucci was police chief in the small town of...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
An important archaeological discovery made in Israel could shed more light on the ancient culture of the Philistines, a seafaring people that left the area of Greece in about 1200 BCE and landed on Israel's shores. At a dig in late July at Tell es-Safi, a site approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon, a young woman found a pottery shard...
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For the second time in its 58-year history, Post 575 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America has honored a former soldier by latching his name to the group. When it formed back in 1947, the post was named after Lt. Milton Kelkey, a Philadelphian who was killed in battle during World War II. In April,...
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A new program aims to get some city information out to the visiting public
Luke Yoder lay across his mother's lap, fighting exhaustion after a 90-degree day touring Philadelphia, his attention span all but nonexistent. It seemed that nothing could rouse the 5-year-old, especially not another story about a historical event or integral character in the nation's birth. But, lo and behold, while sitting in the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish...
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