Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
By:
Aaron Pasman
After this particular war, the bumper stickers read, "I stayed in Tel Aviv." Leah Goldman was 14 years old during the first Persian Gulf war in the early 1990s, and living through it is one of her strongest memories of growing up in Israel, especially the message on that sticker. Unlike many others in Tel Aviv, her family stayed in...
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By:
Aaron Pasman
From 6,000 miles away, family and friends watched online and via video-conferencing as Daniel Krupka graduated from eighth grade in front of the Western Wall. "It was the perfect place to graduate after nine years of being at a Jewish day school and learning about Israel," said the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy student. Krupka, along with 28 others, made up...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
The victim of a physical assault, during which anti-Semitic language was allegedly used, is suing not only his four alleged attackers, but also Temple University, where the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Feb. 15. Jordan Blady, 23, of Northeast Philadelphia, who is Jewish, sustained severe facial injuries, including a broken nose and a fractured right eye socket...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Sir Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of England, told a local audience last week that, over the course of the past 2,000 years, there have been four major mutations in the virus known as anti-Semitism. The first mutation came during the centuries immediately after the birth of Christianity, when Jews were blamed for killing Jesus. Then, the Middle Age brought...
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By:
Jared Shelly
Nobody can accuse Ran Nakash of taking the easy road. A career soldier in the Israel Defense Force, he has seen plenty of combat action. During peacetime, the 29-year-old is the IDF's head trainer of Krav Maga, an Israeli fighting system. Tougher still, however, may be Nakash's other career -- professional boxer. Using his heavy-handed punching style, he has been...
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