Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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Rabbi Efraim Mintz divides the decades following the Holocaust into different stages based on Jewish reaction to its horrors: the shock and silence of the first two decades after World War II, followed by years marked by the urgency to tell, document and, most importantly, never forget. The most recent period, said the director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute,...
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When Jewish Family Services opened its doors just three blocks from her home in Northeast Philadelphia, Bertha Rabinowitch marched right in and offered to volunteer. Every Wednesday she'd help out those in need with their income-tax returns. Now, more than 35 years since that day - she couldn't remember exactly how long - Rabinowitch is still volunteering for the organization,...
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When Americans sit down to their turkey and gravy dinner this Thanksgiving, and make the important decisions of the day - sweet potatoes or mashed, pumpkin pie or apple - some may actually stop to reflect on what this holiday really is all about. The Plymouth colonists and their neighboring American Indians, who according to the commonly accepted history taught...
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Fourteen simple lines - written 40 years ago as part of a larger document, all rendered in Latin - attempted to change the nearly 2,000-year-old strained relationship between Catholics and Jews. The anniversary of the adoption of that Catholic document, known as "Nostra Aetate," on Oct. 25, 1965 - the last approved text before the closing of the landmark Second...
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In the days following Sept. 11, 2001 - when hijacked airplanes attacked American targets, killing nearly 3,000 people - a significant number of American Jews approved of the United States taking action against those who were behind the attacks. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Jewish Committee in the days following the collapse of the World...
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