Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Tammuz 14, 5775
An Israeli brings power to the new online University of the People
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Timing is everything in business. Somewhere along the way, Israeli entrepreneur Shai Reshef became interested in educational services and realized that one issue unites people around the globe: a need for improved education. The problem, however: "The tools for providing accessible higher education were out there, but the price was too high." That's when he discovered the strength of online...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein posited that, "Our response to violence is to make music more beautifully and more intensely than ever." Composer Oliver Messiaen, who was interned in a German prison camp during World War II, believed that the work of artists and musicians, even -- or perhaps especially in the...
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Rabbi Shmuel Jablon's office is lined with baseball tomes and Torah commentaries, Phillies flags and illustrations of the Temple Mount in ancient times. The new principal of Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia's lower school is not shy about his love of America's pastime, nor does he hesitate to use baseball lore to inculcate Jewish values in his listeners. In fact,...
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Plans are in the works to move the Stern Hebrew High School -- the only Modern Orthodox day school in the city -- from Northeast Philadelphia to Lower Merion Township in the western suburbs, an area with a vibrant and growing Orthodox population. Officials have their eyes set on the fall of 2010 to begin classes in the new locale,...
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After several months of intense negotiations that until the past week had been known to just a few insiders, the executive committee of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School reversed course and nixed what had appeared to be a done deal to close its eight-year-old Robert Saligman Middle School. The executive committees at both Perelman and the Jack...
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