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Hamantaschen at Essen Bakery
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Hadas Kuznits
March 06, 2020 - 6:00 am
Essen Bakery in South Philadelphia returns with a traditional holiday cookie in some less conventional flavors. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What's Cooking here.
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Ernie Gross
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Hadas Kuznits
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
Seventy-five years since the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, a Philly-based Holocaust survivor, plus a U.S. soldier who liberated Dachau, recall the days marked by somber freedom. They set the tone for an unfortunate imminent reality that firsthand, in-person testimonies of these atrocities will...
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Congressman Donald Norcross.
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David Madden
January 23, 2020 - 9:01 pm
South Jersey officials are seeking increased security and safety protocols for Jewish institutions in the region, but some lawmakers say federal funds are allocated more often to the other side of the river. Read more here.
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Grafton Thomas
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AP News
December 30, 2019 - 10:44 am
Handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references were found in the home of the man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in the stabbing and slashing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi's house north of New York City, authorities said. Read more here.
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Orthodox Jewish men at a Brooklyn synagogue
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AP News
December 27, 2019 - 4:53 pm
New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during the Hanukkah holiday. Read more here.
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Hanukkah lights at Boathouse Row
City of Philadelphia
Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is far from over. Use The KYW To-Do List — your guide for all things to do this weekend in Philly — to help plan your outings with the family.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jessi Melcer
Cherri Gregg
December 20, 2019 - 9:23 am
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored in Philadelphia Thursday night, where she was inducted into the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Only in America Hall of Fame. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump
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CNN
December 11, 2019 - 10:54 am
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to interpret Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion, a move that the Trump administration believes will fight what they perceive as anti-Semitism on college campuses. Read more here.
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anti-Semitism definition
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Hadas Kuznits
November 18, 2019 - 8:23 am
A new website from the American Jewish Committee is pointing out the language and anti-semitic tropes online and on social media that they say are leading to a rise in bigotry and violence.
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Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...
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