Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775
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When Congregation Rodeph Shalom voted earlier this month to close its suburban satellite campus in Elkins Park, one of the questions left up in the air was what would happen to the preschool housed there. The answer, reached shortly after the Jan. 12 vote that authorized the closure, is that it's moving about 1 mile away - to the new...
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Teenage girls and boys frantically hugged one another and exchanged high-fives while their parents wiped away an occasional tear as a group of high-schoolers returned home last week after a nearly six-month stay in Israel. Yosef Razin - a bushy-haired 16-year-old and one of the 51 members of Akiba Hebrew Academy's junior class to travel to the Jewish state -...
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Arriving at his home in Northeast Philadelphia after work one day, Ben Bargerhuff noticed some flyers wrapped in a rubber band lying on his lawn. He thought nothing of it since it was the night before Election Day last November. But when he thumbed through the contents, he saw not candidate pitch sheets, but four pages of anti-Semitic material. Containing...
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The Dec. 20 federal-court decision ruling that the teaching of intelligent design is unconstitutional may not have the far-reaching authority of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but the lead attorney who successfully opposed the Dover Area School District's efforts believes the case has significantly shifted the ongoing debate concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools. "It certainly doesn't control...
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A diverse group of 25 teens - athletes, musicians, artists, actors, poets, Eagle Scouts, Republicans and Democrats - came together in December at Gratz College for the launching of the Satell Teen Fellowship for Leadership and Social Action. The Satell Fellows, from both private and public high schools, and of each of the five counties of Greater Philadelphia, competed with...
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