Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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Toby Axelrod , Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Berlin Does Mein Kampf belong in the German high schools? With Adolf Hitler's book due to come out of wraps here in 2015, freed after decades under copyright protection that prevented its publication in Germany, it's a question that is being debated in classrooms and on German TV talk shows. Hitler wrote his rant against Jews and communists while in...
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Last fall, Tribe 12 selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social enterpreneurs." Since then, one dropped out. Here are brief descriptions of the projects they formally presented to members of the community, business leaders and potential investors at a June "launch night" held at the Jewish Community Services building in Center City. The fellowship is run in...
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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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From an educational standpoint, Sara Landman's first start-up could be deemed a success. Over the past academic year, 10 families participated in the free literacy program she developed with help from the Tribe 12 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Several parents have asked to do it again. From a business standpoint, Landman's project is a labor of love, far from sustainable without...
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