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Finding Refuge With HIAS

Update note, 5/7/2019: This story has been updated to remove the proper name of an individual who preferred to remain anonymous. A few months after...
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Reflecting on Iraq

Col. Mitchell Paulin has never doubted that the Iraq war, with its enormous cost in lives and dollars, has been worth it. But ask Paulin...
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Remembering the Holocaust Now and for the Future

Olivia Mattis knew that her father's family had escaped Brussels on May 10, 1940, the very day that the Nazis invaded the country. She...
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Lighting up New Year’s Eve

What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve? Lighting up the skies, says Jodie Milkman.   She does it with sparkle -- and a little help...
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A Holocaust Center From the Ground Up

Michael Berenbaum, the renowned Holocaust scholar and consultant, has been hired to guide the development of a Holocaust education center in Philadelphia. The center's exact...
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Closing of Senior Center Marks End of an Era

With the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia slated to close -- possibly as early as June 30 -- Jewish communal officials are working...
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‘The Moral Issue of Our Time’

Members of area synagogues, religious leaders and organizations have begun to mobilize on the issue of gun control like never before. Harrisburg Individual Jews have long...
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Do Jews Really Own Guns?

There’s a widespread perception that nice Jewish boys and girls don’t shoot guns. Think again. Mitchell Cohen’s own mother has called him a “Jewish redneck.” The...
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February Date Set as Free Loan Shabbat

The International Association of Jewish Free Loans has designated Feb. 8-9 as a worldwide Free Loan Shabbat. The International Association of Jewish Free Loans has...
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March of the Living Looking for Participants

Melinda Mishkin Kieffer wants Jewish teens from Philly to join her on the two-week journey. Melinda Mishkin Kieffer wants Jewish teens from Philly to join...