Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Rachel Silverman

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Maybe you learned about it in Hebrew school, or maybe you have a family member who's a survivor -- or a relative who didn't make it out of Europe -- but if you're Jewish, chances are good that you know of the Shoah. But what about non-Jews? How do they come to understand -- and possibly to empathize with --...
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As any college senior will tell you, when graduation starts to loom on the horizon, things can get pretty tense. The impending transition forces students to consider the central question of their young lives at this point: How can I land a job? In order to facilitate their search, local Jewish mentoring projects -- like those run by Hillel of...
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In the age of video games, iPods and the Internet, the notion that children today don't read enough is an oft-repeated refrain. But there are always exceptions to the rule. And two of them -- Sarah Stern, 8, and her brother David, 5 -- live right here. Over approximately two months, Sarah, a third-grade student at Uwchlan Hills Elementary School...
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When you think about urban greenery, it's probably Central Park -- that oasis of trails, lakes and playgrounds in central Manhattan -- that first comes to mind. But, truth be told, Philadelphia -- with its expansive Fairmount Park system and sprinkling of urban squares (Rittenhouse, Logan and Fitler, among others) -- was designed to be the mecca for city gardens...
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It seems that Darfur makes the news on a regular basis these days, but what of other locales in the world's second-largest continent? What of, say, Botswana? Just this month, in fact, a delegation from the sub-Saharan African nation -- including Loeto Mazhani, deputy secretary of Botswana's Ministry of Health; Esther Moaro, the chief nursing officer in the Ministry of...
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