Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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In an educational system where standardized testing and the "No Child Left Behind" mantra have dictated the direction of classroom curricula, finding the time and having the dedication to teach students lessons that go beyond the core skills of reading, writing and math have become challenges for a large number of educators. Still, finding new ways to teach about genocide...
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Newly settled an ocean away from their native lands, immigrants at the turn of the century faced language barriers, culture clashes, and often, a sense of extreme loneliness. But back then, 44 professionals - mostly Philadelphians, and all male - got together to create an organization that would allow Jewish immigrants to socialize and to maintain a sense of their...
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When Leslie and Michael Molder decided to take their two children on a trip to Israel, they purposely chose to do it during the month of December. "Since Christmas [in America] starts after Halloween, a few months of Christmas is a lot for our kids," said Leslie Molder, who will be one of some 90 people on a 12-day tour...
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While local preschoolers work to brighten up their classrooms in preparation for Chanukah this year, many will also be working to brighten others' lives. For the second year in a row, youngsters will be coloring cutouts of candles in an effort to raise money for Camp Koby, an Israel-based summer program for children who have lost family members to terror...
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The biblical tale of Hannah and Pninah, who had to learn to share a husband, sparked Eva Etzioni-Halevy's curiosity: What would it be like to be Pninah, whose husband really loved another woman, or to be Hannah, who, for a long while, was unable to bear children? This inquisitiveness led the Israeli professor to write her debut novel, The Song...
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