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  • A group that includes an imam, a rabbi, and a minister plans to build a multi-faith prayer space atop the ruins of St. Peter’s Church in Berlin, but critics say the group is ignoring the site’s “horrific past,” The Atlantic writes.

    Noted German historian Manfred Gailus has brought attention to the site’s history, says the magazine, including the notoriously anti-Semitic pastor of the church during the 1940s, Walter Hoff, and his role in the Holocaust.

    Gailus’ academic...

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  • In a story about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, The Washington Post takes a look at how recent events commemorating the 1963 march have evoked memories of the relations between African Americans and Jews, groups closely aligned in the early days of the civil rights movement.

    Dartmouth’s Susannah Heschel, who attended the 50th anniversary event on August 28, tells the Post that the movement’s shift...

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  • Writing in The Jewish Week, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies Susannah Heschel honors the friendship between her father Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    In March of 1968, she writes, her father introduced Dr. King at a Rabbinical Assembly with the words, “Where in America today do we hear a voice like the voice of the prophets of Israel? Martin Luther King is a sign that God has not forsaken the...

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  • Saul Zebovitz ’11 received the “20/20 – The Future Is Clear” award at the 59th Annual Jewish Educators Assembly Conference in Philadelphia in late January. The award honors 20 emerging leaders in Jewish education from the greater Philadelphia Jewish community who are in their 20’s. Zebovitz, a Jewish studies major from Elkins Park, Pa., plans to study for his masters in Jewish education next year at the William...

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