Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

By:
Bryan Schwartzman and Eric Berger
In the days following one of the worst mass shootings in American history, many area Jews gathered for vigils and turned to their congregations to make sense of the senseless.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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By:
Laura Goldman, JE Feature
Teresa Heinz, the wife of Sen. John Kerry, who is President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for secretary of state, recalled her days as a congressional wife fighting for Soviet Jews. She was in town to accept an award from the American Jewish Committee.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
In the wake of the shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., Jewish groups are looking to build alliances and back legislation to strengthen gun control laws.
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A Cemter City radiologist with little musical background aside from childhood piano lessons ended up writing what became his “International Anthem for World Peace.”
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