Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Sherrie Savett
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of the remarks delivered by Sherrie Savett, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, at the Federation’s main fundraising event in Center City on Nov. 4. All of us here represent a true collective — a collective voice; a collective passion; and a collective hope for our community. Being here represents our...
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Justin Windheim
My grandmother, Helen Mackler, was a vibrant and generous woman with surprisingly few health issues for her 85 years. So, when she suddenly passed away of a stroke on Oct. 27, it was an immense shock for all who loved her. What’s more, the perfect storm was fast approaching. Within hours of the news, events transpired that we’ll never forget...
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The anniversary of Rabin's murder leaves some as befuddled as the event itself
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In the weeks and months before Israel's disengagement from Gaza, American Jews were bombarded with stories about how Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan was bound to set off a civil war, or at least a few incidents that would remind everyone of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Those who sought to make the analogy inevitably invoked Rabin's death as a...
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David A. Harris
“To be good Americans, we must be better Jews.” When Justice Louis Brandeis spoke these words, he sought to inspire our nation’s Jewish community to live by our ideals and our principles, to serve as active citizens in a thriving democracy founded on the right to speak freely and to practice our faith without fear of persecution. In the 70-some...
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