Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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The decision by both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University to suspend their undergraduate Israel study-abroad programs for the semester -- a move taken as fighting still raged in Gaza and rockets fell on southern Israel -- has triggered criticism and stirred debate on both campuses. According to the Anti-Defamation League's national office, only two other American institutions took...
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Lynn B. Edelman and Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the first in a monthly series of articles focusing on Jewish day schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each story will focus on the cutting-edge educational and extracurricular opportunities that nurture the academic and spiritual growth of each student, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Jewish community. Next month's article will spotlight the Raymond and...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It's beginning to turn into somewhat of a minhag, a tradition -- the Thursday-afternoon rally for Israel in frigid temperatures. This time, the event, on Jan. 15, took place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and while the turnout was only a fraction of the size of the previous week's Love Park event, the high level of sentiment...
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A new reading program is helping 16 third-graders at the Perelman Jewish Day School, Stern Center, practice their skills by reading to students from the Robert J. Wilf Preschool at the Kaiserman JCC. Here, Shuli Weinstein, 9, and Miriam Jacobs, 4, share a book from the library. Photo by Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
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