Friday, May 27, 2016 Iyyar 19, 5776

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After a drop in visitors to Israel this past summer due to the conflict with Hamas, Uzi Landau turned to Philadelphia's Jewish community in search of a lift.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Because U.S. law bars sending weapons or combat equipment to foreign armies and the Israel Defense Forces does not want to be seen as a charity case, sending U.S. Jewish aid to Israeli soldiers can be a bit of a touchy subject.
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Kurt Herman, whose rescue from the Nazis by a Philadelphia couple was part of the focus of a 2013 HBO documntary, died Dec. 13 at age 85.
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Ben Sales, JTA
The recently deposed justice minister, originally a Likudnik, is joining her fourth political party in nine years by aligning with the flagship of the Israeli left.
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Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who staunchly supports democracy, spoke at a StandWithUs luncheon about the importance of combatting the ideology of radical Islam.
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