Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, long considered a major national school for training artists, is a proper home for the esteemed Eduard Schmieder, who just assumed the position of the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Violin. Schmieder comes to Boyer after occupying academic chairs at numerous universities in Texas and Los Angeles. He is also the...
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Ryan Teitman
The students tuned violins, cellos and guitars. They assembled trombones and saxophones as they milled about the room. They plucked and tooted on their instruments, individually warming up for what awaited them that particular Sunday morning. But when teacher Rachel Lemisch entered the room, she gathered the disparate players together in a way that made clear that this was a...
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Ryan Teitman
Teaching is a journey of sorts, and for two educators at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia in Ardmore, at least a leg of that journey will become a reality, as they travel to Israel to learn new ways to challenge their students. An invitation from Israel's Society for Excellence Through Education will allow the teachers to attend a weeklong conference,...
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Even before the $12 million, 35,000-square-foot Steinhardt Hall had officially opened more than three years ago on the University of Pennsylvania campus -- replacing a cramped, outdated brick structure -- Rabbi Howard Alpert, executive director of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, declared that the next big building project would happen on the other side of the Schuylkill, at North Philadelphia's Temple...
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