Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

By:
Gregg J. Rickman
During the 1990s, the world was seized with stories of Nazi plunder and heirless property from the Holocaust era. Stolen bank accounts, looted artwork, confiscated real estate and payments for slave labor made front-page headlines, were the talk of congressional hearings and became the subject of international diplomacy. By the decade's end, billions of dollars had been returned to survivors...
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You Got It Wrong Why We Left B'nai Aaron As longtime residents of Havertown, as well as former members of Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron, we would like to correct some inaccuracies and mischaracterizations in your article about the congregation ("In a Period of Flux, Shul Decides It Needs Change," July 9). For us, the sharp drop in membership between...
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The Klein JCC has enjoyed an unusual burst of national publicity as the facility that did permit a group of predominantly African-American and Hispanic campers into its pool. This is in contrast to the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley, which has garnered national headlines for canceling its contract with the Creative Steps Inc. summer program. The widely publicized case of...
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By:
Marcia Bronstein
Fifteen years after a car bomb struck the the hub of Jewish life in Argentina, more questions than answers remain. On July 18, 1994, a busy Monday morning, a white van approached the Argentine Israelite Mutual Aid Association Jewish community center in Buenos Aires and detonated its heavy cargo. The explosion completely destroyed the building. When it was over, 85...
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By:
Esther Toporek Finder
The Holocaust Era Assets Conference concluded in Prague last month with a moving program at Terezin and a nonbinding declaration emphasizing that survivors' needs in these, their last years, should be treated with more urgency than real estate, art or other restitution issues. Elie Wiesel set the tone brilliantly by asking if the killers should become the victims' heirs --...
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