Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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David Ruderman has a passion - an obsession, really - with excavating the Jewish past. He also happens to be a rabbi who heads what he calls a "great secular yeshiva." The 61-year-old Lower Merion resident serves the University of Pennsylvania in two capacities: as the Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History, and as director of the Center for...
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Why is it that some children can breeze through books above their grade level, but can't for the life-of-them comprehend long division, while others can effortlessly identify a musical note or pitch, but just can't seem to tell a fast ball from a curve ball until after they've swatted air? According to the theory of multiple intelligences, first proposed by...
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Two schools share educational sentiments
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Part, part of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School system, and the Robert Saligman Early Childhood Development Center in Sedot Negev, Israel, share more than just a name and a benefactor. Both have received major funding from the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation. The late Robert Saligman was a local community leader...
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Money Maven
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Craig G. Langweiler
With nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported their quarterly earnings, 69 percent have beaten analysts' estimates, up from the 62 percent that did last year and the 59 percent that normally do, according to Thomson Financial. Earnings are currently running 13.1 percent above last year's double-digit increase, according to Standard & Poor's. If this pace...
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The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act of 2003 changed how dividends are taxed. Investors now pay lower tax rates on certain qualifying dividends. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers the following refresher on the taxation of dividends, along with some advice for investors. The maximum tax rate on qualifying dividends dropped to 15 percent for...
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