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Allentown Native Feels Impact of BDS Vote at U of Michigan

By Hannah Tamarkin
Special to HAKOL

Editor’s Note: Hannah, a Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley graduate, is the daughter of Frank and Tama Tamarkin of Allentown. She is currently a freshman at the University of Michigan.

On the evening of Nov. 14, I sat in an auditorium in one of th…

Medical Clowning through Enemy Lines

By Michal Hallel Abulafia 
Galilee Medical Center

Editor’s Note: The following article takes place at Galilee Medical Center, an innovative Israeli hospital that has had a long-standing relationship with the Lehigh Valley medical community for over 20 years.

I'm a "dream doctor" – a m…

A Statement Regarding the Status of Jerusalem

The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley welcomes the announcement by President Trump to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. In announcing the United States' intention to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the President is honoring a bipartisan com…

In Memory of Donald Burdick

By Shari Spark
Holocaust Resource Center Coordinator

Editor’s Note: Donald Burdick, a liberator and war hero who worked closely with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley's Holocaust Resource Center to share his story and educate teens about the Holocaust, passed away in October at …

Local Family Lights the Holiday with a Multitude of Menorahs and Memories

By Michelle Cohen
HAKOL Editor

If you drive past the Wilson family’s house during Chanukah, the windows are filled with not one or two, but a plethora of menorahs shining their light through the neighborhood. These would be but a few examples of the family’s collection of approximately …