Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

Before he died, when he knew his end was drawing near, Joseph Smukler told his rabbi that he wanted lots of people to attend his funeral. He got that wish. The cavernous Main Line sanctuary at Har Zion Temple was filled to capacity as hundreds poured out on a hot summer Sunday to mourn and honor a longtime pillar of...
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Miriam Shaviv Jewish Telegraphic Agency
London For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one. On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics. "From conversations across the community, the key thing people are engaged in around...
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Main Line moms Shelley Marine and Karen Cooke, longtime friends and fellow Hadassah fundraisers, made a habit of helping friends whenever death claimed a loved one -- a task that unfortunately became more common as they grew older. It wasn't until Marine lost her first parent eight years ago that she realized just how painful planning a shiva could be...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle last week -- by a hair's breadth -- but they have no intention of giving up. That's the message from backers of a divestment motion at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which on July 5 rejected a...
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U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who serves at the helm of the Democratic National Committee and is considered President Barack Obama's most prominent Jewish surrogate, is slated to stump for the president at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park next week. Also slated to speak locally on July 16 are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, the Pennsylvania...
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