Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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At Akiba Hebrew Academy, science department head Rhonda August instituted a new lab project as part of the school's chemistry classes to take advantage of the recent Chanukah holiday -- mixing different substances with flames to study their properties. "How can you relate Chanukah to the sciences?" posed August, who is in her 31st year at Akiba. "Work with chemistry...
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Among the treasure trove of historical papers that adorns the walls of the Raab Collection's new Center City office are: a letter from King George IV to Czar Alexander I; another from General George Washington to one of his spies; and the executive order signed by President William McKinley appointing Jacob Trieber to the federal bench, the first Jew to...
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Ryan Teitman
"We know that the Jewish community is considerably grayer than the general population," said Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman. "It's something that people have been afraid to acknowledge." Nearly 25 percent of the Jewish population is over the age of 60, according to Friedman, yet the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote where she now works is one of the few Jewish...
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Kids dance with Elmo at the first-ever Chanukah event to take place at Sesame Place in Langhorne. More than 400 people came to a kosher dinner event sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life and Learning.
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In previous generations, when kids struggled in school, or acted out in class, they were often dismissed as "slow" or "problem children." Now, decades of research on learning disabilities, and on how the brain itself functions, have made parents and educators far more aware of the myriad difficulties that can confront children in school and in life. But there are...
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