Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775
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The Garden of the Righteous Gentiles in Wilmington, Del., built to commemorate non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, will officially be rededicated in a ceremony on April 7.
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Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, founded in the 1960s by German Protestants, sends young German volunteers to 13 countries each year where they help the kind of people who were persecuted during the war — Jews, minority groups, the disabled, homosexuals — in an effort to atone for the genocide committed by the Nazis.
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When the curtain goes up on The Butterfly Project at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater on April 8, the production will have come full circle.
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
Yiddish flies around the kitchen as the three older women grapple with the temperature in the Northeast Philadelphia house in which they've gathered. These white-haired widows in their 80s have been friends for more than 30 years. Paula Spigler, Serena Zelmanovitch and Hannah Andrusier talk on the phone daily, attend Ohev Shalom synagogue in Richboro on Saturdays and squabble like...
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Aaron Passman
Samuel Kassow, a professor of history at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., speaks a bit of everything. He's fluent in Yiddish, gets by in Polish, knows his way around Russian and Hebrew, and has a good reading command of German and French. But he won't need a translator when he speaks in Philadelphia this weekend; his message will be very...
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