Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
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With this month marking the 40th anniversary of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's death and the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, attention is being refocused on the friendship between the two theological heavyweights.
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Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr Day, a little-known chapter of 20th century Jewish history is receiving some much-deserved attention in a new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History: “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges."
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Jewish philanthropist Michael Steinhardt will auction off his 500-piece Judaica collection, Sotheby's announced. The auction house will offer a dedicated auction titled "A Treasured Legacy: The Michael & Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection" on April 29 in New York. Steinhardt has been collecting rare and unusual Judaica for the past three decades, according to Artdaily.org. "It is time for the collection...
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Ruth Ellen Gruber | JTA
Forget about your typical museum — a national project set to open in October in the Czech Republic will link exhibitions in 10 restored synagogues located in as many different towns.
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Laura Goldman, JE Feature
Teresa Heinz, the wife of Sen. John Kerry, who is President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for secretary of state, recalled her days as a congressional wife fighting for Soviet Jews. She was in town to accept an award from the American Jewish Committee.
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