Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
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Lucy Taus Katz, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's been more then 65 years since World War II ended and the concentration camp inmates were liberated. But for some, even after they were set free from the camps, there was another kind of prison that kept them captive: a prison of the heart, the mind and the soul. I thought I knew the basic details of my life:...
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Martins Run Senior Living Community in Media is rededicating a historic Torah scroll that was written in what is now the Czech Republic and was used by a Jewish community that was decimated in the Holocaust. Jirik Schreiber, an 86-year-old man from Lipnik, Czech Republic, was slated to take part in the ceremony via Skype on April 19 to coincide...
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Marshall Weiss, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When the mighty Titanic ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip, were on board. Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the third class was not completely booked; she and Philip had a cabin to themselves. Leah was born in Warsaw,...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Jews, 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community's six kosher delicatessens are run by Richard Hyman and his wife, Joanna. The 99-year-old family business, known to locals as "Titanics," was born out of the most famous maritime disaster in history. Richard, 42, is the great-grandson of Joseph...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Of the 2,225 people aboard the Titanic on its maiden voyage from England to America, 1,512 perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic when the ship went down in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Charles Kennell was among the nearly 700 crew members to die that night. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the 30-year-old Kennell...
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