Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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With the sun seemingly pinpointed on the Israeli flag hanging on a lamppost along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Holocaust survivors and members of Philadelphia’s Jewish community gathered to memorialize the many lives lost in the Shoah. With the theme of “Resistance, Defiance and Courage: Jewish Acts of Survival,” the annual ceremony held at the Monument to the Six Million Jewish...
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Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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The scheduled presence of Hanan Ashrawi, a one-time Palestinian Authority spokesperson and now current member of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative Council, at a small meeting of Philadelphia Jews this Saturday has raised the eyebrows of communal professionals and national analysts. The lunchtime gathering - to be held at a private home in Germantown - precedes by a few hours a...
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Way back in the early days, just arriving at Philmont Country Club - located in what was then the underdeveloped suburb of Huntington Valley - could prove to be a chore. "To get here was a problem," recalled 83-year-old Robert Rosenau, a longtime member of the club who served on the board for more than 50 years. "There were very...
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The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran, whose president has called repeatedly for Israel to be wiped off the map, represents the single gravest threat to international stability and American security, according to John R. Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Time is not on our side in this matter," he stressed during a speech last week at the Park-Hyatt...
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