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BY Marc Shapiro
August 21, 2014

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League details what it calls a “dramatic upsurge in violence and vitriol against Jews” related to Operation Protective Edge. The ADL reported incidents linked to anti-Israel protests that involved attacks against Jews and Jewish buildings in Western Europe, South America, Canada, Australia and North and South Africa. The report CONTINUE »

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It’s been 100 years since the Turkish expulsion of the Jews
BY Rafael Medoff/JNS.org
August 21, 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the expulsion of thousands of Jews from Turkish-ruled Palestine to Egypt, in a dramatic reversal of the historic exodus from the Land of the Pharaohs to the Land of Israel. But from that tragic episode in 1914 would emerge a Jewish fighting force that would help liberate the CONTINUE »

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Fifty years later, civil rights volunteers reflect on activist lives
BY Dina Weinstein/JTA
August 21, 2014

At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to introduce themselves. It took three hours to hear what they did in the Magnolia State back in 1964 and have gone on to do CONTINUE »

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Despite shift in funeral industry, Sol Levinson stays true to the community
BY Heather Norris
August 21, 2014

For most people, a bad day at the office might involve bad coffee, an angry customer or a tidal wave of emails. For the Levinson family, all of that pales in comparison to burying a child, something it does on a relatively regular basis. “There’s no room for mistakes here,” said Matt Levinson, the fifth CONTINUE »

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There’s a cure for Hepatitis C, but it comes with a cost
BY Allie Freedman
August 21, 2014

Not many people who battle drug addiction and Hepatitis C live to tell about it. Yet, 62-year-old Baltimorean and former county drug czar Mike Gimbel fought and conquered both. Gimbel, a former heroin addict, spent his teenage years leading a double life. By day, he was a typical Jewish boy from Pikesville. By night, he CONTINUE »