Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775

Two schools share educational sentiments
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Part, part of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School system, and the Robert Saligman Early Childhood Development Center in Sedot Negev, Israel, share more than just a name and a benefactor. Both have received major funding from the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation. The late Robert Saligman was a local community leader...
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Why is it that some children can breeze through books above their grade level, but can't for the life-of-them comprehend long division, while others can effortlessly identify a musical note or pitch, but just can't seem to tell a fast ball from a curve ball until after they've swatted air? According to the theory of multiple intelligences, first proposed by...
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David Ruderman has a passion - an obsession, really - with excavating the Jewish past. He also happens to be a rabbi who heads what he calls a "great secular yeshiva." The 61-year-old Lower Merion resident serves the University of Pennsylvania in two capacities: as the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History, and as director of the Center for...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient ports in the entire world, just isn't the same anymore. Of course, the stunning azure Mediterranean kisses the white sand, just as it always has. And the lush palm trees gracing the skyline weren't planted yesterday. But Old Jaffa - the jewel of Israel - is all-new, ready to assert itself as a...
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Avian flu is in the air, but is its danger being overhyped?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With cases of Avian - the so-called "bird" flu - confirmed recently in wild birds in Turkey, Romania and Mongolia, health officials in the United States are taking necessary steps to educate citizens about the disease, while work toward creating a vaccine against the potentially deadly virus proceeds at a rapid pace. Avian flu - the H5N1 strain of influenza...
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