Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous about heading off to a mini-session at Camp Galil this summer, but it's also "kind of exciting." "People told me what it was going to be about," she said, "and I just wanted to try it...
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As Israeli tennis standout Nadine Fahoum struck a forehand, the pounded fuzz of a ball left the racquet strings on a perfect trajectory, accelerating and ascending well above the net, revolving dozens of times per second before descending and crashing deep in the court -- a puff of clay rising in its wake. Most people who pick up a racquet...
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Jay Leberman, longtime head of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, is leaving his post at the end of the next school year to become an associate director of KIVUNIM, a Jerusalem-based experiential learning program for teens and teachers. After years of infusing children with Zionism, Leberman said, it was time to heed his own message -- especially...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney's Lacrosse moment still awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where he walked -- and pointedly did not drive -- to the...
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