Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

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Middle-income families have a new incentive to consider the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, to the tune of $25,000. The "Cozen Scholars Program" will provide $5,000 annually, for up to five years, to qualifying families with children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall. The program was funded by namesake benefactors Sandy and Stephen A. Cozen, longtime...
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David B. Ruderman, director of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, has won a National Jewish Book Award for "Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History," published by Princeton University Press. Ruderman, who also teaches Modern Jewish History at UPenn, won in the category of History. The 2010 awards, announced Tuesday, are given out annually...
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Avi Behar
Avi Behar , a 23-year-old lieutenant from Cherry Hill, N.J., was deployed to command a convoy mission in western Afghanistan last August, just a month before the Jewish new year. Since he was profiled in the Jewish Exponent, the young officer has shared occasional letters about his experiences. In the following passage, which has been edited for brevity and clarity,...
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New company wants people to feel good about eating meat
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Phyllis Berman never had any qualms about eating meat when she was growing up, as long as it was kosher. That changed in recent years as the Mount Airy resident learned that animals killed for kosher meat, while slaughtered according to ancient traditions, most likely were raised in just as dirty, cramped and unnatural conditions as those used for conventional...
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Amid declining enrollment, Gratz College plans to discontinue its two-year Florence Melton Adult Mini-School program at the end of this year, college officials announced last week. Since Melton started 12 years ago, 566 students have completed the curriculum. But the number of first-year students who committed to the program has declined dramatically from an average of 53 to 15 this...
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