Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
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Lee Holder can't say if he's ever taught a single Jewish student in all his years at North Lenoir High School in rural La Grange, N.C. Yet Holder, who's also not Jewish, was so touched by the account of a Holocaust survivor that he decided to dedicate his teaching career to the subject. The challenge, he said, is bringing the...
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My great-grandmother had been married less than a week when she noticed a picture of her husband in the Yiddish edition of the daily Forward. It was a wanted notice. According to family lore, Bubbe's husband had left a wife and three kids in New York. He could either go home or go to jail. He chose jail. Bubbe, then...
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American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Plans are under way to create a Center for Human Rights Education adjacent to the existing Holocaust memorial at 16th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The City of Philadelphia will be leasing the 10,000 square feet adjoining the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs to the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, which hopes to make the center a reality. Funding...
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