Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775
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Jesse Breitbart enjoyed his first couple of trips to the Jewish state, visiting standard sites like the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, but when planning his fourth trip, the 21-year-old wanted to make more direct connections with Israelis. So he signed up for the Hillel Partnership 2000 Summer Service Project, which sent seven college students to Netivot and Sedot Negev...
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Physicians stress the need for up-to-date medical forms
It's that time again: Time to start preparing for back to school. But beyond pens and pencils, notebooks and maybe a new backpack, emergency physicians are urging parents to prepare for potential medical emergencies to ensure a safe school year for their children. "Being prepared is key for so many things, and this goes for medical emergencies as well," said...
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Following the recent shootings at Seattle's Jewish Federation building, a thwarted airline terror plot and an increase in anti-Israel sentiment since the recent war in Lebanon, Jewish day schools across the region have stepped up their security measures to ensure students are safe in school. Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley is in the process of installing new doors and issuing...
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Johanna Markind, JE Feature
According to Rabbi Vivian Mayer, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College's vision of successful rabbinic training includes not only imparting knowledge to its students, but also "touching their hearts." To that end, the college recently hired Mayer to serve as director of both its Mekhinah Program and its Bet Midrash. As Tamar Kamionkowski, academic dean of the college, explains: "Vivie brings a...
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When applying to law schools last year, Jordan Schlossberg felt overwhelmed by the application process, and also realized he needed a top-notch personal statement to compete with the thousands of other applicants. "There are so many steps in the admissions process that I wanted a guide, somebody who knew what needed to get done," said Schlossberg, 23, of Langhorne. So...
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