Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775

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Akiba Hebrew Academy is planning to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of events set for the upcoming school year. The academy -- a pluralistic middle school and high school in Merion Station -- began in 1946 with 20 students and five teachers at the YM & YWHA on Broad and Pine streets in Center City. It changed venues...
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When applying to law schools last year, Jordan Schlossberg felt overwhelmed by the application process, and also realized he needed a top-notch personal statement to compete with the thousands of other applicants. "There are so many steps in the admissions process that I wanted a guide, somebody who knew what needed to get done," said Schlossberg, 23, of Langhorne. So...
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What are you permitted to say when you don't like your friend's new significant other?
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
When a close friend starts dating someone new, it tends to alter your life, too. Your life obviously won't change as much as your friend's, but your regular routine is going to be altered. Now, he or she won't always be available for a Saturday-night outing or a Sunday matinee. Even if the new relationship is great -- and you...
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As school buses start to roll out, so, too, will the mounds and mounds of homework. According to the U.S. Department of Education, kids who complete more homework score better on standardized tests and get better grades than students who do less. Consult any parenting or education Web site, magazine or book, and one of the primary tips offered for...
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From Bar Mitzvahs to Barbuda -- and Antigua ... what could be better?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Fresh from two summer weddings, a Bar and a Bat Mitzvah, I decided it was time to take a vacation. And where else would I want to go that was not too far from home yet felt like another world? The Caribbean, of course! This time, I chose the islands of Antigua and Barbuda -- a perfect match for my...
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