Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Can e-books change a nation's literacy ­pattern through its appeal to kids?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book universe, as do Harry Potter and the crews from the Twilight and Hunger Games series. This brings up a very provocative question, not so much about Johnny not being able to read, but Johnny feeling he...
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As anyone who has ever attended summer camp can tell you, there are times when it can get to be like a circus. That was never more true than on July 19, when 250 campers and counselors at the Kaiserman JCC Day Camp in Wynnewood were treated to a performance by the Galilee Circus, a youth circus made up of...
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Entebbe. Even now, 36 years later, this one word has the ability to immediately conjure competing emotions of dread and pride. For seven days in 1976, it seemed as though the whole world was transfixed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's hijacking of an Air France plane and the subsequent standoff at the Ugandan airport. Then, in...
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In response to the first question every Matisyahu fan wants to ask: Yes, he is still shorn and shaven. The renowned Jewish reggae star is reappearing on radio, Web and stage. The 33-year-old, West Chester-born and Westchester County, N.Y.-raised musician released his fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, just this week. The album's first single, "Sunshine," is already approaching 3 million...
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? People often think of potatoes as winter food, as the starchy side of a filling, warming meal. But like most people, potatoes have multi-fac­eted personalities. During the summer, they relax in laid-back recipes, adding a refreshing element to warm weather meals. Potatoes can be served hot or cold. Nothing says summer better than potato salad, whether German-style, with...
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