Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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With the job market looking grim and showing few signs of turning around, now might not be such a bad time to be in college or graduate school -- preferably in a multiyear program, or at least until the unemployment rate declines and economists stop using the "R" word. Still, it's no secret that colleges and universities are deeply affected...
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Plans are in the works to move the Stern Hebrew High School -- the only Modern Orthodox day school in the city -- from Northeast Philadelphia to Lower Merion Township in the western suburbs, an area with a vibrant and growing Orthodox population. Officials have their eyes set on the fall of 2010 to begin classes in the new locale,...
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Rabbi Shmuel Jablon's office is lined with baseball tomes and Torah commentaries, Phillies flags and illustrations of the Temple Mount in ancient times. The new principal of Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia's lower school is not shy about his love of America's pastime, nor does he hesitate to use baseball lore to inculcate Jewish values in his listeners. In fact,...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein posited that, "Our response to violence is to make music more beautifully and more intensely than ever." Composer Oliver Messiaen, who was interned in a German prison camp during World War II, believed that the work of artists and musicians, even -- or perhaps especially in the...
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