Latest update: February 5th, 2014
But scattered amongst the non-surprises are some names that shocked Wiesenfeld and Judith Rosen, another sponsor of the ads which will appear on Wednesday. Those are names such as Ruth J. Abram, whom Wiesenfeld said is the daughter of a former president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Morris Abram. Also a real surprise, they said, was seeing the name of Esther-Ann Asch.
Asch was a longtime leader with the FEGS Health and Human Services System, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency. In a recent UJA-Federation publication, there is a story which focuses on Asch. The article begins with a quote from her: “my whole life, basically, has been a Federation life.”
The ads that will run on Wednesday state that Israel currently faces an existential threat from the Islamic dictatorship of Iran, and compares the Angry 58 with Jews who, in 1943, urged President Franklin Delano Roosevelt not to meet with rabbis attempting to beseech him to save those European Jews who had not yet perished in the Shoah.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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