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Holocaust story at Faith Bible Chapel

Holocaust story at Faith Bible Chapel

When Helen Starr accompanies her mother Fanny to Faith Bible Chapel’s Holocaust Awareness Day on Sunday, April 27, she will be in the company of both the future and the past.

The past is the Holocaust, which both her mother and her father, the late Zesa Starr, survived — although they lost the vast majority of their loved ones — and the critical lessons it carries.

The future is the media, specifically social media, at which Helen excels and which she hopes will serve as a communication portal through which the Holocaust’s lessons will continue to be taught to generations with no personal memory.

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Interfaith memorial at KC JCC

Interfaith memorial at KC JCCNEW YORK — Hundreds gathered at a suburban Kansas City JCC for an interfaith memorial service for the victims of shootings there and at a nearby Jewish retirement home. “We all needed to come together to . . . bring into this tragedy G-d, heaven, peace and love,” Jacob Schreiber, president and chief executive of the JCC of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., told the April 17 gathering in the JCC auditorium, Reuters reported. Heavy security surrounded the JCC, where William Corpo...
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Israel keeps treating Syrians

Israel keeps treating SyriansSAFED, Israel — When an Israeli army ambulance brought an injured Syrian man to Ziv Medical Center in this northern Israeli city two months ago, the doctors didn’t know where exactly he was from. They saw that his leg had been amputated, and based on his own fragmented account and the physical evidence, the doctors surmised he had been hit by a shell. But they didn’t know exactly how he had gotten there. And when he leaves the hospital later this month, they don’t know where he’s goi...

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Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrationsEVERY Friday at noon, my two-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the JCC of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch. We are usually late, and the JCC’s Heritage Center, catering to active seniors (and their preschool-aged guests), is only our first stop. Vivien refuses to leave until she and zayde have had a run of the entire building. At the White Theater, she chatters on about the time she saw “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” She reads books about Purim an...

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:20 )

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Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcisionLOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings is the latest development to tip the scales in favor of circumcision in the scientific, cultural and political struggles over the practice. Some say this series of blows has damaged...

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