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Rabbi David M. Glickman

I remember my first AIPAC national Policy Conference my freshman year at University of Michigan in 1992. We rode all night in a bus from Ann Arbor to Washington, D.C., to join the hundreds of other student delegates and thousands of adult delegates to lobby our members of Congress on the importance of the United States–Israel relationship.

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I finally get it!

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HBHA and University Academy students crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the scene of the 1965 Selma civil rights march.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA), a Jewish day school in Overland Park, Kansas, and my home since kindergarten, has always emphasized the pursuit of justice. In the past few years, the effort to more closely connect HBHA high schoolers to the local and global community through social justice work enabled my classmates and me to partner with Kansas City, Missouri-based University Academy (UA) students.

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The hunt for red horseradish

This true story was inspired by the movie, “The Hunt For The Red October,” although it’s not about a submarine.

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Earlier in the school year, HBHA second-graders Isadora Swerdlove (from left), Ethan Hobbs, Sid Linafelt and Lily Blinn helped Howard Haas, head of school, wish everyone a happy new year. Immediately after this photo, the group enjoyed apples and honey for a sweet new year.

What an exciting 50th anniversary for Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy!

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Meals to go a gift from heaven

What a great idea… seder or Passover meals-to-go, sponsored by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City and the Community Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Kansas City.

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Evoking Holocaust to promote political agenda unacceptable

I have never written a letter to The Chronicle or any other paper in my entire life. However, after reading the article in the March 10 issue of the Chronicle entitled, “Foxman: Trump knew his Hitler-like salute was evoking fascist symbolism,” I felt that I had to respond.

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About 85 people attended the AIPAC convention from the Kansas City Jewish community including Hedy Shron (right) and her grandson Simcha Shron, who is from East Brunswick, New Jersey, but counted as a part of the Kehilath Israel contingent.

In Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have died, and the death toll rises each day, as millions are forced to flee the country. In Uganda, 1,500 die each day in displaced persons camps; at least half a million to date.

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Joe Pfefer

For those in the ‘know,’ I am normally at morning minyan at Kehilath Israel Synagogue on Tuesday, Wednesday and on Friday. The other days I am typically at Chabad’s morning minyan.

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