Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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It's not unusual to see visiting Israelis around town. Last weekend, however, there were 80 of them -- all young Orthodox women from the National Service program, or Sherut Leumi, for observant Jews who opt out of the country's required two-year military service because of religious beliefs.
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Sharon McDonnell | JE Feature
I'm in the floating Lake Palace in Udaipur, a place I first read about, and vowed to visit, when I was 10. A pearly white marble palace -- carved domes and arches, courtyards and splashing fountains -- it's on its very own island. Not one inch of land is visible, so the palace appears to float majestically on Lake Pichola,...
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Susan Perloff | JE Feature
The minute you meet Tricia Fleishman -- the moment her royal blue eyes look into yours -- you know you want her to be your friend, your neighbor or your mom. In your dreams, this generous, trusting, honest woman marries your brother -- or saves your life. Born and raised in Roslyn, N.Y., Tricia married Stanley, a Philadelphia native. Both...
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Armed with a can of plum spray paint, Fernando Romero swiftly filled in a section of exposed gray stucco wall on an apartment building just off Temple University's main campus. Above him, another artist on a ladder added a skyline of black towers flanking huge green letters that spelled out: "Defend the Future."
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Gratz College's 32-year-old Holocaust Oral History Archive contains interviews with more than 900 survivors of the Shoah, amounting to thousands of hours of testimony.
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