Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Vandalism has struck a South Jersey kosher restaurant several times this year, but when fresh symbols of hate were scrawled recently on the side of the establishment, the owner decided he had to take action. "This is the third time in the past three months," said Jacob Ben-Shitrit, owner of Jerusalem Glatt Kosher Restaurant in Ventnor, N.J. "I didn't [pay]...
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With the 2006 mid-term election season revving up, and the 2008 presidential contest seemingly just around the corner, a pair of former White House staffers - one who worked for President Bill Clinton, the other for President George W. Bush - spoke to a group of University of Pennsylvania students last week about the rewards, and pitfalls, of serving one's...
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Hadassah Lieberman has never been able to forget her mother's nighttime screams. She recalled sensing - well before her parents ever talked to her about their experiences - that they had undergone some terrifying ordeals. Lieberman, 58 - wife of Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the onetime 2000 vice presidential and 2004 presidential candidate - said that as she grew...
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