Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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As of Monday, some 251 murders have occurred in the City of Brotherly Love, up 16 from the same time last year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. In terms of percentages, the 2006 homicide rate represents a 25 percent spike from 2004. To address such startingly statistics, District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who's held the office since 1991, fielded...
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Jacob Fischer and Jordan Baum were both hunched over the dirt, intensely examining the ground for hidden artifacts. The excavation had already proved fruitful; the pair of 11-year-olds had uncovered part of an oil lamp, bones (not real ones, Jordan pointed out), shards of pottery and tiles marked with ancient Hebrew script. Other campers had managed to find charcoal from...
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David Freidenreich never would have expected that his research regarding Jewish, Christian and Muslim prohibitions on food and drink would make for a potentially juicy book topic. Nevertheless, Freidenreich will be spending the next year at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, where he'll attempt to turn his doctoral dissertation into not just one book but two...
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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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