Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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It's been two years since the School District of Philadelphia has included discussions about the Middle East in its history and social-studies curriculums. According to officials, the district's teachers are no longer encouraged to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the United State's military action in Iraq. The problem, according to Jewish community officials, is that teachers are always free to...
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For M. Moshe Porat, dean of Temple University's Fox School of Business, an education can be compared to a share of stock; and so his job is to help increase the profits that students reap from their substantial investment of time and money. In the nine years that he's headed the 5,500-student institution, which offers everything from bachelor's degrees to...
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Thanks to a recent grant, the Camden County Library System will introduce a new program to its schedule - one that will explore Jewish literature and culture. The $1,500 grant, awarded by the American Library Association and NextBook - a project devoted to the promotion of Jewish literature, culture and ideas - will go toward a series of five professionally...
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Thanks to a new curriculum at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Hebrew-school students there may have an easier time making their way through the streets of Jerusalem or ordering falafel in Tel Aviv. Starting this school year, the daled through zayin students - fourth- to seventh-graders - at the Reconstructionist synagogue will be taught conversational Hebrew, in addition to the...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children," wrote Hodding Carter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. "One of these is roots and the other is wings." It could be said that Alexandra List, known as Alex, is a 17-year-old that personifies the quote. She finished her junior year this spring at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion...
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