Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776
Psychiatrist/neurologist offers new insight into affliction
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It took a while -- almost a century -- for the assumptions made about dyslexia in 1896 to catch up with Dr. Harold N. Levinson's theory, first espoused in 1973, about what he felt to be the cause of the malady. "Dyslexia has remained a scientific enigma, defying most attempts at medical understanding, diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention," explains Levinson,...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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With the job market looking grim and showing few signs of turning around, now might not be such a bad time to be in college or graduate school -- preferably in a multiyear program, or at least until the unemployment rate declines and economists stop using the "R" word. Still, it's no secret that colleges and universities are deeply affected...
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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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