Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775
A Message of Life This year, once again, the local Jewish community and others will come together to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The ceremony, weather-permitting, will take place at the site of the city's memorial to the Six Million that stands on the corner of 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. For decades, survivors have flocked to...
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Stu Goldman
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For observers of the Middle East, hope for a fundamental shift toward peace remains eternal. The pattern of Arab attack, Israeli response and hypocritical international criticism of the Jewish state is so familiar that it seems almost leaden. We yearn for an event or a chain of events that will end the repetition of dry, dull clichés about a so-called...
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Stu Goldman
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This week, as Jews throughout the world celebrate the festival of Passover, we will be reminded that we were once "strangers in a strange land" - a point mentioned in the Torah 36 times - where the majority mistreated us cruelly. One of the many lessons of this festival of freedom is that a society is judged by the way...
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