Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Jared Shelly

A solemn memorial will get the space and look it deserves
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The Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has sat at the same spot - pretty much unadorned - for 40 years now. Those who know of its meaning and purpose cherish it; however, many other Philadelphians and visitors to the city may not even take notice of the memorial while bustling...
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When espionage scholar Col. Rose Mary Sheldon reads the Torah, she sees it not only as a holy document, but also as the first spy saga ever written. "Take a familiar story like Noah and the flood: What animal does Noah send out to find out if there's land?" Sheldon posed last week to about 60 people at Beth David...
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Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Muslim extremism has moved to the forefront of American consciousness and U.S. foreign policy, forcing educators to step up the pace, and address the differences between Islam and Islamicism in the classroom. Scholar David Forte, who spoke to a group of teachers earlier this month at the American College in Bryn Mawr, diagnosed the...
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Sitting at her desk in the middle of a frenetic Center City newsroom, Hadas Kuznits extracts audio from a speech with an editor via intercom as she fields calls on her cell phone, monitors several police scanners and every so often, consults a pager that feeds her breaking-news updates. "This is a slow pace," insists Kuznits, 30, an on-air reporter...
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While walking through a South Florida flea market with his longtime wife, Judith, several years ago, Johanan Zelikovsky, 86, noticed an ambulance marked with Hebrew and English lettering. After some inquiry, the Zelikovskys realized that the vehicle was set to be donated to Israel. Since the couple lived there before immigrating to the United States in the 1950s, they both...
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