Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Little is known about Morris Gelles, except his name and final act. One hundred years ago, the 26-year-old Philadelphia police officer charged into a blazing leather factory in Northern Liberties in an effort to rescue trapped firefighters. According to local newspaper accounts, the weather was so frigid that fire hydrants were completely frozen, greatly hampering efforts to put out the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
When Kate Nolt moved from Baltimore to the Chester County suburbs more than a decade ago with her boyfriend, it turned out to be a dramatic change. "I had culture shock, coming from Baltimore, with 100,000 Jews on every corner, to Chester County, where I could go into a grocery store and barely even find Chanukah candles," said Nolt. "I...
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Edwin Black, Jewish Exponent Feature
As Israelis and Palestinians struggle with a 21st-century peace process, the world must face the forgotten history that was so pivotal in determining the present crisis. In many ways, a turning point was the day Arabs massacred Jews because they dared to sit at the Western Wall while praying. This simple act of prayer was so unacceptable to Arabs that...
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Maria Breyman, JE Feature
"But I have tickets to Paul McCartney's concert," I responded to a friend imploring me to attend Limmud FSU, which recently drew hundreds of Russian Jews to the Hamptons. Then, when he told me that the elite of the Russian Jewish community would be there, curiosity took over. Paul McCartney would have to wait. So there I was, at 5...
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Z Street — a pro-Israel organization based in Lower Merion -- is stepping up its allegations that the Internal Revenue Service discriminates against groups that focus on Israel activism.
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