Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
Mitch Albom, best-selling author, newspaper columnist and television commentator, essentially traveled back to the future on Oct. 24 when he served as keynote speaker for the 2007 Ambassadors Dinner hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The dinner setting -- Federation's new Radnor Campus -- is the future home of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. Albom, a Philadelphia...
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Israel Consul General Uriel Palti struggled to make himself heard over the jazz band whose sounds -- brass blasts, smooth bass and crashing cymbals -- enveloped the ballroom at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia. With victory already apparent for Democrat Michael Nutter, supporters had begun crowding -- cramming, really -- into the room in anticipation of the hoopla of election-night...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The year was 1942. German submarines shot torpedoes at American patrol ships, sinking half of a 30-ship convoy, and sending sailors and ship parts into the ocean, with many men barely clinging to life. "We couldn't even stop to pick up any survivors," recalled Bernard Waters, now 83, whose ship came out unscathed. This nautical confrontation didn't rage far out...
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While Memorial Day honors those individuals who fought and died for the United States, Veterans Day is set aside to acknowledge those who served in the various branches of the military. Consider it a national day of thanks -- a day set aside to remember and show some appreciation for sacrifices made. Across the country this past Sunday, the day...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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