Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the central fundraising body of the local Jewish community, has approved the allocation of $22.1 million -- of which $15.7 million was unrestricted funds -- to support a wide range of initiatives, ranging from Jewish education to social services. The funding decisions were made official at Federation's July 26 board of trustees meeting. The...
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As Holocaust survivor Joseph Gringlas spoke to a group of Catholic school teachers at Daylesford Abbey last Thursday, Eileen Marie Dunn had the urge to apologize to him on behalf of the Polish nation. Over the four-day Bearing Witness professional development program developed by the Anti-Defamation League, Dunn came face to face with survivors for the first time. The middle...
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A few minutes after sunrise on a recent Thursday, Barry Gesserman arrived at Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, an Orthodox shul in Wynnewood, and took his seat in a long, narrow room as light began filtering in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Nearly every day for the past 15 years, save for an emergency or a trip out of town, Gesserman has gotten...
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Cnaan Liphshiz and Svetlana Guineva Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SOFIA, Bulgaria Until last week, leaders of Bulgaria's small, placid Jewish community said they felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism. But after last week's apparent suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Borgas, Jews in the country are speaking of a basic change in their sense of security. "We used to convene...
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Hillel Kuttler , Jewish Exponent Feature
Jason Lezak -- no newcomer to Olympic glory -- recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games. "I definitely would hope to ... get onto the podium there and win a medal for the USA," Le­zak, a seven-time Olympic med­alist, said last week from the U.S. swim team's training camp in France. "With Australia, France...
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