Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Jared Shelly

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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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After more than two months of investigating a hit-and-run, Lower Merion Township Police arrested a man for leaving the scene of an Oct. 9 accident that killed 70-year-old Mirian Biniashvili on the Main Line. Enrique F. Webb, 38, who resides in West Philadelphia, confessed to police on Dec. 8 that he was driving the dark-blue Chevrolet van that struck Biniashvili...
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Although he only stands at only 4 feet 8 inches tall, Ari McEwing is a beacon of strength, with well-defined abs, broad shoulders and muscular arms. Unlike many 12-year-olds, he doesn't use his power to hit home runs or make tackles on the football field; he'd rather be spinning around a pommel horse or hanging from the rings. For McEwing,...
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Although walking through an actual cattle car used to transport Jews to concentration camps and gazing at images of dead bodies resonated deeply with Jamillah Hannibal, it was an exhibit featuring Nazi tools for measuring facial features and colors that proved most profound for the 16 year old. "You could put yourself up there, and look at your hair color...
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For 10 full seconds, the social hall at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia fell silent, even though hundreds of people were in the midst of celebrating at an otherwise raucous Chanukah party. The hush from the crowd came as participants lay on the floor and leaned over tables, simultaneously spinning dreidels, hoping to break the world record...
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