Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, and began opening up the country to permit more individual freedoms, Sofiya Gutman - a teacher who'd worked as a writer for the Soviet daily newspaper, Pravda - took it as an opportunity to help Jews around the country organize. In 1986, she developed the Jewish cultural...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has named Ira M. Schwartz, currently provost at Temple University, as its next president and CEO. On July 1, the 61-year-old will succeed current president Harold S. Goldman, 64, who has served as Federation's professional leader since 2000. "It's pretty big shoes to fill," replied Schwartz, of Newtown Square. "I think Harold has built...
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The day before the start of Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, Elie Wiesel spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about hope and remembrance, as well as painful questions that the Nobel Prize-winning writer still struggles with more than 60 years after his liberation from the Buchenwald concentration camp. "I confess to you that I don't have answers to my questions,"...
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The scheduled presence of Hanan Ashrawi, a one-time Palestinian Authority spokesperson and now current member of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council, at a small meeting of Philadelphia Jews this Saturday has raised the eyebrows of communal professionals and national analysts. The lunchtime gathering - to be held at a private home in Germantown - precedes by a few hours a...
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