Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

El Al fuels rate cut on round-trips to Israel
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
About 60 percent of American Jews have reportedly never visited Israel. If the price of an airline ticket was holding them back, that cost of flying to the Jewish state has been greatly reduced, at least on El Al Israel Airlines. Of course, the plummeting economy and steep fall in the price of oil also has something to do with...
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With the job market looking grim and showing few signs of turning around, now might not be such a bad time to be in college or graduate school -- preferably in a multiyear program, or at least until the unemployment rate declines and economists stop using the "R" word. Still, it's no secret that colleges and universities are deeply affected...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
As I round the corner to our kitchen, I come face to face with a large photo showing me and Sam clowning around near Lincoln Center. The two of us are beaming right off the page. You'd think that we'd just been picked to play violin solos with the New York Philharmonic, when the less dramatic truth is that we...
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Plans are in the works to move the Stern Hebrew High School -- the only Modern Orthodox day school in the city -- from Northeast Philadelphia to Lower Merion Township in the western suburbs, an area with a vibrant and growing Orthodox population. Officials have their eyes set on the fall of 2010 to begin classes in the new locale,...
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Rabbi Shmuel Jablon's office is lined with baseball tomes and Torah commentaries, Phillies flags and illustrations of the Temple Mount in ancient times. The new principal of Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia's lower school is not shy about his love of America's pastime, nor does he hesitate to use baseball lore to inculcate Jewish values in his listeners. In fact,...
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