Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Dina Kraft, JTA
TEL AVIV On April 28, a white-haired former shipmate propped a gold-fringed, pale-blue flag of the legendary Exodus ship next to the coffin of its commander, Yossi Harel. A short distance away sparkled the azure Mediterranean Sea, whose waters Harel sailed four times on clandestine journeys between 1945 and 1948. Those journeys brought a total of 24,000 Holocaust survivors to...
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Elliot Jager, Jewish Exponent Feature
Shmuel Katz, believed to be the last surviving member of Israel's first Knesset, died May 9 at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital. He was 93. Katz was one of the last remaining links to the Zionist Revisionist icon, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and himself a towering figure and a mighty pen of the Zionist Right. Among the mourners at the Hayarkon Cemetery in...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Elkins Park resident and 2007 Cheltenham High School graduate Saul Zebovitz said he was looking for a different way to spend his summer before heading off to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the fall. Zebovitz noted that he accomplished numerous things in high school -- he became an Eagle Scout, was active in United Synagogue Youth and earned a...
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I've already reviewed a half-dozen books published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, but this oral history by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober -- titled Israel at 60 and published by John Wiley & Sons -- has become an instant favorite. It's not just the number of different people the authors spoke to that makes this...
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Aaron Passman
"If you cut my legs off, I'm still going." These words were attributed last week to Michael Levin, a former Bucks County resident and Gratz College student who died in 2006 while fighting in Lebanon with the Israeli Defense Force. Levin, who served with Ariel Sharon's former unit, was the only American-born IDF soldier to die in the war. As...
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