Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The year was 1942. German submarines shot torpedoes at American patrol ships, sinking half of a 30-ship convoy, and sending sailors and ship parts into the ocean, with many men barely clinging to life. "We couldn't even stop to pick up any survivors," recalled Bernard Waters, now 83, whose ship came out unscathed. This nautical confrontation didn't rage far out...
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While Memorial Day honors those individuals who fought and died for the United States, Veterans Day is set aside to acknowledge those who served in the various branches of the military. Consider it a national day of thanks -- a day set aside to remember and show some appreciation for sacrifices made. Across the country this past Sunday, the day...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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Elaine Glass teaches Jacob Werner (left) and David Murphy how to braid challah during a "Discover Shabbat!" program at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's Blue Bell Campus. Part of K.I.'s new "Discover Judaism!," the series for children ages 4 through 7 continues with "Discover Chanukah!" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information, call 215-887-8704.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Dr. M. Zhudi Jasser told a local audience recently that running a government based on Sharia law is contrary to the messages in the Koran. He also insisted that Muslims should stop portraying themselves as victims around the world, and that imams should keep politics out of the mosque. While these statements sound as if they would best suit a...
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