Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

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Ben Sales, JTA
Ethiopian and other African-Israelis have historically struggled with poverty and integration. But recently, several African-Israeli women have made a pop culture splash.
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Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, founded in the 1960s by German Protestants, sends young German volunteers to 13 countries each year where they help the kind of people who were persecuted during the war — Jews, minority groups, the disabled, homosexuals — in an effort to atone for the genocide committed by the Nazis.
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At one time, Rabbi Yitzchok Wolpin was the chief rabbi of Belarus. Today, he’s got a less lofty title but, he says, no less an important job to do.
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The Garden of the Righteous Gentiles in Wilmington, Del., built to commemorate non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, will officially be rededicated in a ceremony on April 7.
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The Tehrani Brothers love to tell stories. But the one they are proudest of telling is about Tehran’s Jewish community helping to care for 700 Polish Jewish orphans in the midst of the darkest chapter of Jewish history.
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