Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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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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And they also can be affectionate toward each other without embarrassment
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
While it may have been a traditional social taboo for men to have shown affection toward other men publicly, beyond a firm handshake or a quick high-five, it's becoming clearer that the rules that govern the rituals of male bonding have changed these days, allowing -- even encouraging -- men to be more demonstrative. Signs of nonsexual, nonaggressive, nonthreatening greetings...
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Where to celebrate Passover on vacation?
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Passover is one time of the year when many of us dream of escaping the rigmaroles of shopping, cleaning and preparing for the holiday. One way to do this is to sign up for a Passover cruise or a stint at a resort, preferably somewhere tropical and sunny. For those who like a glatt-kosher Passover and can afford to splurge,...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein posited that, "Our response to violence is to make music more beautifully and more intensely than ever." Composer Oliver Messiaen, who was interned in a German prison camp during World War II, believed that the work of artists and musicians, even -- or perhaps especially in the...
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