Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

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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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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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The Israelis and Americans seem to be on different pages regarding the timing of a potential Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, but U.S. Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the debate has in no way detracted from the close relationship between Jerusalem and Washington. Wasserman Schultz, perhaps Obama's chief surrogate in the Jewish...
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Looking for art therapy for a child with special needs, or maybe a job for an adult with high-functioning autism? Find suggestions for those resources and more on specialneedsphilly.org , a new, searchable website and accompanying helpline (800-859-7674) that Jewish Family and Children's Service unveiled this week. With input from members of the city's special needs consortium and a $300,000...
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Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in 1911 for a better life in the United States. Sometimes, the younger Specter would highlight how his father had once owned a junkyard and did whatever he could to get his family through the Great Depression,...
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