Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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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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Quite well, and stunningly, say admirers worldwide
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Jerusalem is, of course, the ultimate city of refuge. Literally or figuratively, no other city on earth so eternally symbolizes a safe haven as does Jerusalem. Even when life in David's City was itself dangerous, the concept prevailed: Jerusalem is a haven, a refuge, the unique personal home for Jews, from wherever they might hail. As it happens, it's not...
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Ben Franklin … Jewish? What did he use to discover electricity - Yiddish kite? "Well, he might have been Jewish. I've heard that his actual name was Moshe Ben Franklin," joshes Josh Kornbluth, Jewish himself and Franklin's avuncular avatar on stage. Early to bed, early to rise - you still won't be able to put one over on this mirthful...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Before "Nostra Aetate" - the 1965 proclamation by the Roman Catholic Church that among other things denounced hatred of the Jewish people and rejected discrimination - relations between Jews and Catholics were progressing but there were always stumbling blocks, such as the belief that Jews killed Jesus after rejecting him as the messiah. Today, 40 years after the release of...
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