Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Thanks to an influx of grant money and brand-new school supplies, this year's students at Politz Hebrew Academy of Philadelphia will enjoy improved classes and programming - something principal Besie Katz says is taking "what's already a diamond and just" polishing it. Classes begin at Politz on Wednesday, Sept. 7. In addition to new science textbooks for the middle school...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a revamped lab, a list of guest speakers and a new instructor, Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia has beefed up its middle- and high school science programs. The Rubin Science Center, which opens on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the start of the school year, will now boast two high-powered microscopes, new computers, a new projector and a new teacher-guided...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Growing up in Wynnefield, a neighborhood that was once mainly Jewish, was kind of idyllic, according to H. Jeffrey Newman. "I really didn't experience any anti-Semitism until I was a new hire, eating lunch in the executive dining room at Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati," he said. Having earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
"Teach a man a trade or put him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to hold out his hand for charity." This is what Maimonides wrote about the highest principle of his eight levels of tzedakah - helping a person help himself. A program of the Center for Social...
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The so-called "Arab spring" has given way to a broiling, unstable summer, according to the head of a Center City think-tank. To be sure, said Harvey Sicherman, president and director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the hope for stability generated by orderly elections by the Iraqis, the Palestinian Authority and the Lebanese may be wilting in the heat of...
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