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Greater Philadelphia to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

It was 75 years ago that the Red Army arrived at the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps: Auschwitz-Birkenau. Among those liberated...
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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Visits Israel

Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, had been nudging Gov. Tom Wolf to consider a visit to the Jewish state prior...

Death Penalty for Synagogue Shooter Sparks Debate

By Toby Tabachnick Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at...
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‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross Appears on ‘Finding Your Roots’

What do radio host Terry Gross, actor Jeff Goldblum and actor/podcaster Marc Maron have in common? Not much, but a linking thread was unveiled in...
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Brothers Open Bart’s Bagels in West Philadelphia

When Brett Frankel couldn’t find a bagel he liked in town, he made his own. That four-year journey took him from experimenting in his...
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How to Have a ‘Day On’ This MLK Day

It’s become customary to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day on.” Rather than use the federal holiday on the third Monday...
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Diaspora Jews Have Their Say: World Zionist Congress 2020

The World Zionist Congress, in a sentence: “Nobody knows what it is,” laughed Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America and...
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Locals Begin New Seven-Year Daf Yomi Cycle

Everywhere Dovid Flam looked in MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, he saw Jews celebrating Torah learning. More than 90,000 people came to the stadium Jan. 1...

Danish Band Brings Their Klezmer and Jazz Sounds to Sellersville

  Mama’s Baba Ghanoush: Homemade mashed eggplant appetizer of Middle Eastern origin best served with pita? Or a klezmer fusion band from Denmark? Yes. The version styled...
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Bensalem Native Returns to Philly for Role in ‘The Band’s Visit’

Marc Ginsburg was fresh out of Penn State’s musical theater program the last time the Bensalem native performed in Philadelphia. It was early 2004;...