Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Recording star Rami Kleinstein made the move from his native New York at age 8 in 1970 to the desert storm that was the Mideast at a time when things, according to Dylan, were a'changin'. "I grew up influenced by the Beatles, a time of flowers in your hair -- and you take that with you," he says. Kleinstein's take...
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Aaron Passman. JE Feature
Though Sam Barriskell is nearly 70 years younger than Lilly Drukker, the 13-year-old was keenly aware that in a different time and place, her story could easily have been his. Drukker was only 11 when the Nazis annexed Austria in 1938, and on Sunday, she held Barriskell and an intimate group of his peers rapt at attention as she related...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
There's a special pair of Holocaust survivors at Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia. Originally from small Czech towns, the two spent the war in Prague before moving to London in the 1960s and arriving in Chester County in the early 1980s. Their story -- and that of thousands of others -- has affected countless lives around the world...
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Joseph S. Finkelstein, JE Feature
On May 5 of each year, my father, Sol Finkelstein, declares, "Today is my birthday." Although he was born in September, Sol counts the start of his life from May 5, 1945 -- the day he was liberated from Mauthausen concentration camp. On that day, he emerged from a stack of corpses, under which he had been hiding from the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Despite having a master's degree in education, Sara J. Bloomfield isn't your typical educator. For one thing, you won't find her in a regular classroom. Still, her particular "lecture hall" last year hosted more than a million visitors, with another 25 million stopping by online. Bloomfield, who serves as executive director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,...
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