Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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Like his fellow survivors, Abram Shnaper wants to make sure that people remember the tragedies inflicted upon so many during the Holocaust. Only then, will no one have a reason to deny the Shoah's existence. After liberation from Klooga, a labor camp in Estonia in 1944, Shnaper vowed to have his voice heard - and heard loudly. As the president...
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Lying. Smuggling. Even contemplating bribery. There's no telling to what extent some will go to help others. The 42 participants on Congregation Adath Jeshurun's recent trip to Cuba learned this lesson firsthand when they tried to complete their mission to the ostracized island nation. The assignment was to deliver pounds and pounds of collected goods to the small Jewish community...
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In Israel, a recent survey showed that 40,000 children - at lease 1.5 percent of the total child population - are victims of parental incompetence, cruelty, neglect or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. However, the problem has existed, along with denial and lack of public awareness, for a much longer time, and led to the founding of ELI in 1979...
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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It's time to make phone calls - and make a difference. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday - the largest, single day of volunteerism and fundraising in the Jewish community - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12. "Super Sunday is an opportunity to be part of a community-wide effort to raise millions of dollars for Jewish education,...
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