Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775

Some parts of Prague might seem familiar to the famous author; other areas metamorphosed
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
"In us all still lives the secret alleys, shuttered windows, squalid courtyards, rowdy pubs, sinister inns -- the unhealthy old Jewish Town within us is far more real than the hygienic town around us," wrote the famous Franz Kafka. As you stroll along the ancient streets of Prague -- looking into long alleyways surrounded by medieval buildings -- it's easy...
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Children can learn the real meaning of money in a special eight-day course
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Chanukah raises some interesting questions, such as "Who gets to light the chanukiah tonight?" "Who wants to play dreidel?" or "Who will eat the burned latke?" But with each passing year, the holiday seems to have moved away from those traditions, and become increasingly centered around gift-giving -- and with that, the bigger and more expensive the gift, the better...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Once he plays his final game at Abington Friends School, Bryan Cohen's basketball career will hardly be over. The 6-foot-5-inch power forward from Huntingdon Valley just signed a letter of intent to play at Bucknell University next year. After a brief press conference for about 30 people at AFS on Nov. 20, Cohen, 18, said that he chose Bucknell because...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After a year of waiting for redemption, it didn't take long for Matt Berson to make his presence known in the Friends Schools League championship soccer game. After losing to the Shipley School in last year's finals, Berson -- now a senior -- and his teammates from the Germantown Friends School were determined to make amends in this season's championship...
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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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