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Travel as ennobling -- an educational pursuit that broadens knowledge and sharpens perceptions -- is a 20th century concept, according to German-born scholar Martin Jacobs. In earlier periods, and especially in antiquity, he continued, travel was far less grand, more practical and personal -- a series of encounters between people that elicited many different responses, both conscious and unconscious. "While...
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As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as educators. Beyond academics, they aim to make a lasting impact on students who often have been impoverished, abused or neglected. To that end, the pair recently traveled to Israel to see how the Yemin Orde Youth...
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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary. The 15-year-old sophomore at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr scoured the presidential hopeful's website and followed the political coverage. He also watched as many of the GOP presidential debates as he could, not only to learn...
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Ashley Gold, JE Feature
You don't know how much you miss structured, purposefully Jewish culture until it is laid out in front of you by Boscov's kosher catering, with dreidels on a plastic tablecloth accompanied by a few pieces of dark chocolate gelt.
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Jennifer Katz | JE Feature
It's been 13 years since a group of middle-school students turned their tiny Tennessee town into a national model of tolerance education -- and their lesson is still going strong. "This is about 16 children who wanted to know more, who were not content with the answers they'd been given," said Sandra Roberts, the eighth-grade language arts teacher from Whitwell,...
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