Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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After a daytime motorcycle accident left a man with severe internal bleeding, Avi Gordon and an ambulance team rushed to the scene. The victim was lying on the street in Petach Tikvah, a busy suburb of Tel Aviv. Gordon carefully stabilized the man by strapping him onto a backboard while another responder slowly removed his helmet and started to administer...
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A woman holds a sign of protest near the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York this past December to protest the concurrent Holocaust-denial conference in Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad told participants that Israel will "soon disappear," as did the Soviet Union. This makes Philadelphia's annual memorial ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs -- Sunday, April...
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Domestic violence begins and ends with empowerment
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Cheryl Kravitz stayed with her husband for 18 years. She stayed with him after he hurled a lamp at her head. She stayed with him though he made her sleep on the kitchen floor. And she stayed with him despite the fact that he stuck her arms into a burning oven. Though she acknowledges today that she felt "terrified to...
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It remains to be seen whether U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's (D-District 7) decision to speak at an event hosted by a controversial Muslim group -- over the objections of some segments of the Jewish community -- will come back to haunt him. The freshman legislator's April 7 speech at the first gala dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania chapter of the...
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The fall of communism in Eastern Europe ushered in a period of intense debate in Poland over how the nation should appropriately interpret the Holocaust, as well as the fate of Poland's lost 3 million Jews. The change in the political climate in the 1990s also set off a related debate that continues today as to exactly what that nation...
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