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From the Jewish ranscript, February 19, 1987.Former Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharansky — who now goes by Natan and chairs the Jewish Agency or Israel — was welcomed by crowds outside the Soviet consulate in San Francisco, where he called or the release o all Jews wishing to leave the Soviet Union.
A scare at Hillel 4
Hillel at the University of Washington was evacuated after a man police believe was a former employee threatened staffers and mixed together harmful chemicals.
On being a good Jew 5
Rabbi Shalom Farkash explains that being a good Jew isn’t just about going to synagogue, it’s about work-ing on constantly being a better person.
A new face on old bones 6
The old auditorium at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island recently reopened as a full theater that’s far more advanced and welcoming than what preceded it.
Educating on Israel 7
A native Israeli who has made her home in the Seattle area has made a career educating about her home country.
A place to call home? 8
When the Spanish government announced it would consider giving full citizenship to Sephardic Jews, the response was met with both open arms and skepticism.
Ten days, twenty-one ﬁlms 11
Put on your seatbelts. The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival starts March 1, and it’s going to be a wild ride. We’ve got reviews of several here.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations 14Spring Books 20
The ’60s saw a loss of innocence in this country, and it also saw great minds emerge. We proﬁle that era, along with new takes on Holocaust history.
Books in brief 21Northwest Jewish Family Fitting in and making traditions 23
From the youngest to teens, we’ve got a big selection of kids’ books that cover the passing down of family heirlooms and navigating between two family traditions.
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