Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

Wired
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Michael Trantas
Got a thought or opinion to share with the rest of the world? Have some news to spread? Words of wisdom or advice? Then try blogging! Blogging takes the term "freedom of speech" to a whole new level on the Internet. Originally termed as "Weblog," it is simply a way for people to voice (or "log") their personal opinions, stories,...
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Returning from the violence-ravaged province of the Sudan known as Darfur, a Philadelphia doctor who received his medical training in Israel is holding out little hope that the hundreds of thousands of refugees there will be able to return to their villages and resume a normal life anytime soon. "The sad thing is that while I was there, things got...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
"If a group of highly educated Jews are assembled in a room and are asked to name two Shakespeare plays, the answer is readily supplied," said Jay Minkoff. "On the other hand, ask them who Maimonides or Rambam was, and the reply may not come so easily." This is not an uncommon scenario among adult Jews in Greater Philadelphia, said...
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Not necessarily, especially when parents decide
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Parents who want to be "friends" with their teenagers tread heavily on traditionally sacrosanct ground, crossing old lines established to clearly mark the parent-child relationship - and, perhaps, at the same time, do considerable damage to acceptable codes of conduct and the crucial concept of discipline. So, questions arise: Is it absolutely wrong for parents to be best buddies, trusted...
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For the past 23 years, the Politz Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, has served young boys and girls as a home away from home. But after two decades in business, it's time for a little home improvement. Thanks to private contributions, the school is getting a $1.5 million face-lift that will create 11 additional classrooms, along...
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