Friday, July 1, 2016 Sivan 25, 5776

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Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is preparing for another encounter with the cold, her “worst and only fear.” Rakovskaya said her hope of staying warm this winter lies with a one-time payment of approximately $3,200 that she may receive from Germany...
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Inspired by architects who constructed non-conventional sukkahs in New York, the University of Pennsylvania's "Sukkathon 2012" encouraged students to come up with their own creative themes as they built 10 of the holiday structures around campus.
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The U.S. Senate has passed a non-binding resolution, co-sponsored by three sen­­ators, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), stating that American policy should be to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. The resolution, backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and co-authored by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), was introduced in February. It...
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It was the Israeli official response you would expect to hear at any mention of the country’s presumed stockpile of nuclear weapons. Dan Halutz, former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, was asked during a ­local speak­ing engagement whether he thought it was a mistake for Israel to invest so much money in nuclear weapons when they weren’t...
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A woman stuck in traffic on Walnut Street gaped at a table lined with apples and other sweets, blocking a prime parking spot just off Rittenhouse Square. The Collaborative young professionals group had commandeered the edge of the street for a temporary stand celebrating Rosh Ha­shanah. Their display was part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event on Sept. 21 that...
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