Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Aaron Passman
"If you cut my legs off, I'm still going." These words were attributed last week to Michael Levin, a former Bucks County resident and Gratz College student who died in 2006 while fighting in Lebanon with the Israeli Defense Force. Levin, who served with Ariel Sharon's former unit, was the only American-born IDF soldier to die in the war. As...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Four Temple University students accused of using anti-Semitic language in an assault on a Jewish male on the North Philadelphia campus earlier this year were ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing held April 29. The hearing was originally scheduled for March 4, but was postponed after defense attorneys requested more time to review documents and prepare their arguments...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Elkins Park resident and 2007 Cheltenham High School graduate Saul Zebovitz said he was looking for a different way to spend his summer before heading off to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the fall. Zebovitz noted that he accomplished numerous things in high school -- he became an Eagle Scout, was active in United Synagogue Youth and earned a...
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Aaron Passman
Mutual respect and the ability to see beyond people's differences are values "central to what this world needs," declared University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann last week at the Pyramid Club, 53 stories above Center City. She emphasized that anything and everything that could be done to further those values was good for Philadelphia. Gutmann's remarks came after being awarded...
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Commemorating victims of the Holocaust remains a crucial act, but it should not be confused or conflated with the far more elusive process of remembering individuals whose lives were cut short by the Nazis, according to a noted author who's penned a memoir about his personal search to uncover the fate of relatives who perished then. "There is an impossibility...
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