Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775
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Natan Sharansky -- the world-famous refusenik and symbol of the Soviet Jewry movement, who later became a deputy prime minister of Israel and a noted author -- began his talk at the Free Library of Philadelphia by posing something of an odd question: What do John Lennon and Al Qaeda have in common? Speaking on June 5 before a surprisingly...
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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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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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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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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Iran is destabilizing the Mideast, from Gaza to the Persian Gulf, declared former Israeli Ambassador Dore Gold this week to a local audience. "Iran," he added, "is a threat to both Israel and the United States." About 120 people gathered in the auditorium at the Gershman Y at Broad and Pine streets in Center City on the evening of June...
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