Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775

By:
Katie Beers
He doesn't look like much, perched between two guards, hands folded in his lap, posture tilted slightly to the right. He looks almost unsuspecting beneath his horn-rimmed glasses, face wearied perhaps only by the passage of time. You would never be able to guess from looking at him that locked deep in the inscrutable recesses of his mind are the...
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By:
Barry Morrison
A Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations report earlier this year documented frequent, widespread ethnic and racial violence in our schools. One of the incidents cited -- an attack on Asian and African-American students at South Philadelphia High School -- has attracted national headlines and underscores the vulnerability of newer immigrant populations in our schools and in our communities as a...
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'Liberty' Plaque Actually Contains Modern Hebrew Kudos to Joel Wolowelsky, Ph.D., my fellow Yeshivah of Flatbush High School classmate, for his role in securing the Liberty Bell Hebrew-language plaque (Cover story: "Liberty Bell Rings Out With a Whole New Timbre," April 21). When I read the famous quotation in Hebrew on the plaque pictured in the Exponent , I read...
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We are known as the People of the Book, but really, we are the people of our stories. It's our stories that have sustained us throughout the millennia, our stories that tie us from one generation to the next, our stories that have enabled us to flourish as a people, long after other ancient civilizations vanished. By passing on our...
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By:
Faye Bittker
A famous 1993 New Yorker cartoon shows one dog saying to another: "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." There's a message in that joke, even today. We are inundated with information from sources we know nothing about. So though it is highly unlikely that the blog you're reading was written by a dog, it is more than possible...
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