Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the buses left around four in the morning, most people were only sure of two things -- that lines would be long, and it would be cold. Among the lines, the craziness, the crowds and the festive environment, the 56th presidential inauguration often felt like a trip to Disneyland -- only the theme park was the...
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Israeli criminologist Anat Berko, a slightly built mother of three who favors putting her knee-length hair into a ponytail, readily compares herself to the fictional character Clarice Starling, the FBI agent who memorably came face to face with sociopathic evil in the form of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. (Jodie Foster won an Oscar for portraying Starling in the film version of...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Relations between Germany's Catholics and Jews have seen real progress over the past few decades, a German reverend and theological scholar said last month to a Philadelphia audience. Much of that progress had to do with the groundbreaking work of Pope John Paul II, whose papacy was dedicated to undoing some of the anti-Jewish rhetoric that was long embedded in...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Several days after hearing that Chabad Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah were among the nearly 200 people killed in a string of terrorist attacks last week in Mumbai, Philadelphia-based Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Weber was still in a state of shock. "I cannot believe it," said Weber, reached on his way to New Jersey's Newark International...
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In October 2006, the month before the midterm elections, 106 American soldiers lost their lives in Iraq. At that point, the Sunni and Sh'ite populations appeared embroiled in a full-scale civil war. On the home front, the conflict grew increasingly unpopular. Voters, angry over the direction of the war, decided to punish the party and handed congressional Republicans a historic...
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