Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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Although it may have been years since they last got a chance to slide into their old military gear, Jewish veterans of World War II donned various pieces of their uniforms to participate in a recent event marking the 62nd anniversary of D-Day on June 6. The ceremony, called "The Finest Hour: World War II and the Jews Who Fought...
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In recent months, Israeli officials have been at pains to portray Iranian nuclear ambitions as a threat to regional and global stability, not just a problem for Israel, and that sanctions imposed by the United Nations or an international coalition might thwart Teheran's plans. But just two weeks after Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon spoke in Ardmore and delivered a message...
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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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An interfaith group some 500 strong, wearing white clothing, walked through the streets of Philadelphia last Sunday to foster a common goal: peace. The third annual "Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation" on June 4 took these peace-seekers from the Al Aqsa Islamic Society in the Kensington section of the city to St. Peter's Church on the edge of...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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