Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
In Iran, a country whose president recently held an international conference denying that the Holocaust ever occurred, a small Jewish community exists on the edge of society. Its members live in a state of tension between their faith and their deep-rooted ties to Persian culture. Mostly located in the larger cities of Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz, the Jews of Iran...
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Michael Schudrich, a New York-born rabbi, has spent the better part of two decades working to revive Jewish life in Poland, particularly in its capital, Warsaw. But he still feels the need to, if not defend his work, at least explain why he's put so much effort into the very place where the annihilation of Europe's Jews occurred -- and...
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A Washington, D.C., lawyer who represented a client in a legal dispute with the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently presented his case against the controversial Muslim organization to a local audience. His conclusion? That public figures and Jewish groups should give CAIR the cold shoulder. "The truth will stop CAIR," said Reed Rubinstein, who asserted that leaders of the Washington,...
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The weather seemed fitting this past Sunday, as members of Philadelphia's Jewish community gathered to mark yet another anniversary of the Shoah. With the wind howling overhead, drenched participants flooded through the doors of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Center City, which hosted the somber, two-hour-long ceremony in lieu of its customary location in front of the Monument to the Six...
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Ryan Teitman
"There are quite a few people in the Jewish community that live at, or below, the poverty level," explained Samuel Domsky, who didn't think that was a good reason for them to go without a Passover meal. So he decided to do something about it. "It's our most important holiday that we observe," he affirmed. That was the situation nearly...
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