Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Jewish Exponent Staff
At a Republican Jewish Coalition program last week, a number of members offered some advice to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum: Get out of the race while the getting is good. Well, Santorum listened. On April 10, he suspended his presidential campaign. During his period in the spotlight, Santorum appeared to go further than any other candidate in criticizing President...
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On a day last week when both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum brought their presidential campaigns to the Keystone State, one might have expected activists at a Philadelphia gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition to have a serious case of primary fever. But even before Santorum dropped out of the race this week, the...
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A local theater group's production of the Holocaust-themed play I Never Saw Another Butterfly is having unintended consequences for some of the children in its cast. Written by Celeste Raspanti, Butterfly is based on the book compiled by Raja Engländerová, who survived Terezín, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. More than 15,000 children passed through...
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Marshall Weiss, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
When the mighty Titanic ocean liner sank 100 years ago this week, 18-year-old Jewish immigrant Leah Aks and her 10-month-old son, Philip, were on board. Passover had concluded the day before. On sailing day, Leah was pleased to find that the third class was not completely booked; she and Philip had a cabin to themselves. Leah was born in Warsaw,...
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When Steven M. Brown stepped down almost a year ago as head of school at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, faculty member Sharon Levin was tapped to fill that role on an interim basis while the board conducted a search for a new leader. But on April 3, the board unanimously appointed Levin as the pluralistic day school's official...
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