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‘Generous Materially — And Of Spirit’

AJWS founder Larry Phillips dies at 88.

09/17/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Larry Phillips, co-founder of the American Jewish World Service, died on Friday afternoon at the age of 88.

Larry Philips in recent times. Courtesy of AJWS

Hamas Denies PA 24-Hour Cease-Fire

07/28/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The Palestinian Authority announced that it has brokered a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire with all Palestinian factions, with the possibility of extending it an additional 48 hours.

Bringer Of Solar Energy To Kerosene-Dependent Wins Charles Bronfman Prize

06/11/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The 2014 Charles Bronfman Prize, an annual $100,000 award for “young humanitarians whose work is inspired by their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people,” was given this week to Sam Goldman, founder of a San Francisco-based company that brings solar energy to millions of people around the world who are dependent on kerosene light.

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