Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
Story on Holocaust Markers Hits Home Your Jan. 30 paper featured an article (Headlines: “Casting Stones of Remembrance for a Holocaust Victim”) about Stolpersteines, stumbling blocks, which are small brass markers commemorating Jews who died or fled during the Holocaust. The picture showed the grandsons of Dr. Felix Blumenfeld participating in the dedication of a plaque in memory of their...
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Olympics Stories Ignore Anti-Gay Laws I am deeply saddened that the Jewish Exponent, which has been a part of my life since my earliest childhood memories, has chosen to ignore the plight of sexual minorities and instead, in its Olympics coverage on Feb. 6, has written celebrations of what can easily be compared to the 1936 Olympics, which Hitler used...
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One reader feels that diplomacy with Iran has already failed, while another questions the legitimacy of the Jewish push to release Jonathan Pollard.
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Challenging Challenger’s ACA Assumptions I got a chuckle out of the Robert Guzzardi story (Headlines: “Challenging Corbett From the Right,” Jan. 9). Guzzardi, a Tea Party Republican and ZOA board member, claims to be “Torah-centric,” yet opposes the Affordable Care Act. Halachah regards health care as a right, not a privilege. Further, according to research conducted by former Philadelphian Rabbi...
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Italy Set Path for International Holocaust Day Tammy Hertzbach, a Philadelphia-area resident, was born in Italy after World War II. A child of Holocaust survivors, her family’s story during and after the Holocaust is harrowing, yet inspiring. Sadly, with each passing year, fewer survivors exist to tell their stories. The vacuum is filled by increasingly vocal Holocaust deniers. That’s why...
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