Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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It's no secret that a college education is getting harder and harder to afford. The Golden Slipper Club and Charities has helped in that regard, offering scholarships since the early 1940s. Now, in the hopes of providing more substantial assistance to deserving students with an economic need, as well as increasing the prestige of its awards, the charitable organization has...
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A husband-and-wife team of German journalists, who reported on how students and teachers in rural Tennessee memorialized the Holocaust, recently recounted how their steadfast involvement wound up being more complicated than they'd imagined. Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand have each written several books and have served as foreign correspondents for German newspapers, but they may be best known for...
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What was billed as a Thursday-morning interfaith event where clergy could receive information and advice on caring for the elderly wound up turning into a sing-along session with strong Christian overtones, led by a representative from Mayor John F. Street's office. Rev. Marguerite Handy, executive director of the Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, was asked to give the closing remarks...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Stephen Karp is getting a firsthand look at the devastating effects of terrorism. Unlike most 19-year-olds, Karp, who's from Bala Cynwyd, is volunteering at an athletic rehabilitation center in Ramat Gan, Israel. He now routinely spends time with an 18-year-old terror victim who recently came out of a two-year coma after a suicide bomber detonated himself on a bus headed...
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