Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774

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In the age of video games, iPods and the Internet, the notion that children today don't read enough is an oft-repeated refrain. But there are always exceptions to the rule. And two of them -- Sarah Stern, 8, and her brother David, 5 -- live right here. Over approximately two months, Sarah, a third-grade student at Uwchlan Hills Elementary School...
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The idea of a museum dedicated to retelling the history of Polish Jewry -- a state-of-the-art institution erected on Polish soil -- is moving closer to reality after more than a decade of planning, fundraising and, at times, heated debate over what exactly it should convey. The international team of planners behind the Museum of the History of Polish Jews...
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Tiferet Beth Israel preschoolers and their teachers, Nancie Dall (left) and Diane Goldbacher, enjoy an imaginary trip to the rainforest they created in class. Over the past few months, children at the Blue Bell synagogue have discovered the beauty, diversity and significance of such endangered areas.
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Ardmore native Jonathan Schanzer -- a scholar of Islamic fundamentalism and Middle East history who has written about the operations of Al Qaeda and other terror groups -- has been appointed the director of policy for the Jewish Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank tied closely to the Republican Jewish Coalition. The hope is that the 34-year-old can help...
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Ryan Teitman
Nearly every day, the papers bring fresh news of Sunni and Shi'ite sectarian violence erupting throughout Iraq. While these events are frequent, Westerners -- especially Americans -- find that explanations are scarce, for one simple reason: Few outside the region know much about Islam and its history. To answer some of the myriad questions about the ongoing conflict, the University...
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