Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Fifth-graders participated in a recent program at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell called "Torah Academy." As part of the Hebrew curriculum, this pilot extracurricular program began in January 2007, teaching fourth- and fifth-graders to read Torah from the ground up. They learned Torah trop -- the signs in the Chumash that tell the reader how each word should be...
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Fifth-grade students from Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center recently held an Invention Convention, where teachers encouraged the students to look closely at themselves and the world around them. Students read biographies of inventors and dressed like them as they explained, in the first person, the inventor's life and invention. Discussions also took place addressing the moral implications of inventing...
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Albert Zalcmann certainly considers himself environmentally aware. The member of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., owns a hybrid car; more to the point, he's an environmental engineer. But, if a mathematical formula designed by the Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Energy Institute to calculate a person's ecological footprint -- or the amount of usable land needed to sustain a single...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One night, while working his beat in a rough section of Kensington, Philadelphia police officer Jeff Rabinovitch was assaulted by a woman who was drunk. He instinctively grabbed her arm, twisted his body and brought her to the ground. It wasn't too hard, he said, considering that he'd practiced the move just the night before -- in Krav Maga class...
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Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) said that American efforts to bring Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table have often resulted in a reduction in violence, even if a lasting peace has proved elusive. "I think what we did in the '90s was beneficial in a strategic way and led to a period where, at times, there were no attacks being...
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