Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
When high-schoolers are asked where they've learned about managing money, overwhelming numbers of them say "at home." But how good are the lessons at your house? Is the only education they get available when you and your spouse are throwing small strips of paper around on -- this year, anyway -- April 17, hoping everything adds up in time for...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's difficult for Dr. Daniel Bogen to describe what he was feeling about his Jewish heritage until recently. "Disconnected" is a word that seems applicable. "Curious" also applies. "There was a part of me that I just didn't know," said this soft-spoken, thoughtful M.D./Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Growing...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The following is the first in a series of articles about the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools program. An estimated 80 percent of Jewish children receive their formal religious training through a synagogue supplemental school. For many of these youngsters, research has revealed what their parents have known for years -- that the experience inside the classroom has been less...
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The fall of communism in Eastern Europe ushered in a period of intense debate in Poland over how the nation should appropriately interpret the Holocaust, as well as the fate of Poland's lost 3 million Jews. The change in the political climate in the 1990s also set off a related debate that continues today as to exactly what that nation...
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The decision of the University of Pennsylvania's political-science department and Middle East Center to sponsor a talk by a controversial critic of Israel prompted a backlash from pro-Israel students, as well as a heated campus debate over just who should receive university support to present their views. At the center of the brouhaha is Norman G. Finkelstein, associate professor of...
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