Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
Defiance: A commemoration of the Jews who took part in the 1943 uprisings
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The story of Jewish resistance is an undertold part of the Holocaust. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was just one of several instances when the Jews rose up.
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A recently restored synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary becomes the unlikely site of a historic letter from Martin Luther King Jr.
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David Hyman, a lawyer specializing in government relations, has long maintained close ties to Jewish and black leaders. He recently sat down with the Jewish Exponent to talk about Operation Understanding and black-Jewish relations.
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With this month marking the 40th anniversary of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's death and the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, attention is being refocused on the friendship between the two theological heavyweights.
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Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr Day, a little-known chapter of 20th century Jewish history is receiving some much-deserved attention in a new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History: “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges."
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