Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
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Throughout the ages, the Exodus from Egypt -- and God's revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai -- has represented the paramount moment of the Jewish experience. Yet the nadir -- the deadliest in a line of calamities that have befallen the Jewish people -- is so much closer to the present day. The two disparate epochs -- the revelation...
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Ryan Teitman
Abram Shnaper was shipped among seven different concentration camps throughout World War II. After narrowly escaping death at the last of them, he said, the first significant thing he did once he was liberated was to sit down and write down everything that had happened to him. He had found an old, battered, salt-and-pepper notebook, which served this purpose perfectly...
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Ryan Teitman
Just weeks before the start of Passover, Jews from the Conservative movement got a vivid reminder of their ancestors' many trials and tribulations as they perused a number of ancient treasures -- among them royal diadems and golden statuettes -- culled from an empire that had kept the Jewish people in bondage. On Sunday at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia,...
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The idea of a museum dedicated to retelling the history of Polish Jewry -- a state-of-the-art institution erected on Polish soil -- is moving closer to reality after more than a decade of planning, fundraising and, at times, heated debate over what exactly it should convey. The international team of planners behind the Museum of the History of Polish Jews...
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There were delighted exclamations of recognition and nostalgia, as visitors to a recent preview event began exploring the National Museum of America Jewish History's delicious "Forshpeis!" exhibit. And let's not forget that "Forshpeis" translates from Yiddish to "appetizer," which is precisely what the museum is offering. Of the 10,000 artifacts that comprise the Peter H. Schweitzer collection, the museum is...
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