Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the evening of April 8 -- the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan -- Jews all over the world will come together to be with family and friends to celebrate the first Passover seder. The Haggadah will be read, relating the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt. The seder plate contains symbolic foods that are explained...
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How the Nazis nearly managed to loot it all
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The Nazi plunder of Europe -- and most particularly, the theft of all things possessed by Jews -- has been slowly documented over the last 10 or 15 years, the avariciousness chronicled in all its horrid detail. The plethora of books that have appeared have depicted the wholesale ransacking of Jewish businesses, homes, parcels of land, Swiss bank accounts and...
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Coming to a shul near you -- "Jihad Unveiled." The title doesn't refer to the latest cinematic spy thriller or to a secret government report that's just come to light. Instead, "Jihad Unveiled" is a regional, ongoing film-and-lecture series put together by the Zionist Organization of America's Greater Philadelphia District. As opposed to cultural programming, ZOA is best known for...
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Tovah Feldshuh wows all in 'Irena's Vow'
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Helena ... Irena. Irena ... Helena. David Letterman at the Oscars? No, but maybe Tovah at the Tonys. Much-honored actress Tovah Feldshuh, who starred in TV's "Holocaust" more than 30 years ago, essaying the role of Czech partisan Helena Slomova, may very well have the part of her life on stage now as a Holocaust hero and Polish patriot in...
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'Irena's Vow' writer pledges a play with integrity
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Did Dan Gordon, whose books bore a celestial seal with Postcards From Heaven and whose directing credits included TV's road warrior, "Highway to Heaven," get heavenly messages on his highway to home some 20 years ago? In walk a rabbi, a minister and a priest ... "I was driving home in L.A., listening to this religious radio program," featuring a...
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