Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

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Akiba Hebrew Academy is planning to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of events set for the upcoming school year. The academy -- a pluralistic middle school and high school in Merion Station -- began in 1946 with 20 students and five teachers at the YM & YWHA on Broad and Pine streets in Center City. It changed venues...
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When applying to law schools last year, Jordan Schlossberg felt overwhelmed by the application process, and also realized he needed a top-notch personal statement to compete with the thousands of other applicants. "There are so many steps in the admissions process that I wanted a guide, somebody who knew what needed to get done," said Schlossberg, 23, of Langhorne. So...
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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While visiting family and friends in his hometown of Holland, Pa., last month, First Sgt. Michael Levin was safe from the war that suddenly erupted in Israel. But rather than finish his vacation in a leisurely fashion, the Israeli Defense Force soldier immediately returned to the Jewish state, rushing to the aid of his 890 Paratrooper Brigade as they battled...
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Friends, family and even a few strangers have told Julie Braman that it seems a little crazy -- sometimes they even use stronger words like "nuts" or "insane" -- to move to Israel now, by herself, with Israel and Hezbollah clashing in a full-blown war and hundreds of rockets falling daily in northern Israel as well as in the south...
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