Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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Travel as ennobling -- an educational pursuit that broadens knowledge and sharpens perceptions -- is a 20th century concept, according to German-born scholar Martin Jacobs. In earlier periods, and especially in antiquity, he continued, travel was far less grand, more practical and personal -- a series of encounters between people that elicited many different responses, both conscious and unconscious. "While...
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Families have a new incentive to consider Jewish day school with a sweeping grant initiative that will provide tuition assistance for any of nine private schools in the region. Each elementary, middle and high school program in the newly created Jewish Day School Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia will award five grants that cover as much as a third of annual...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Though fashion has periodically glorified the slender, delicate leg and adorned it with sky-high stiletto shoes and skinny jeans for women, the findings of one recent study in Denmark suggest that bigger may actually be better when it comes to body types that include thicker thighs. And that goes for men, too. The study, covered in last month's issue of...
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Children with inflammatory bowel disease may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can affect attendance, according to findings from a Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics . "Both IBD and its treatment have the potential to disrupt school functioning," said study author Dr. Wallace V. Crandall, director...
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Penny Schwartz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BOSTON In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor. "I'm the only one who didn't go into Jewish education," says Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston's Children's Hospital, where he has worked for 39 years. Spack's father, Abraham, was a nationally acclaimed Jewish educator in Boston,...
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