Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775

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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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Jewish groups are bracing for the impact that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed $27.1 billion budget could have on poor and elderly constituents. The budget includes hundreds of millions of dollars in potential cuts and no tax increases. Corbett has stressed the need to instill greater fiscal responsibility and to cut down on fraud and waste in state government. In...
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Can multimillionaire business mogul and Abington native Adam Aron become the Sixers net prophet? It's looking good -- as Philly's once-failed and feeble pro basketball team suddenly, almost inexplicably, has got game. It's been a torrid, turnover-free four months since Aron and Wharton School graduate Joshua Harris bought the team, along with a select group of co-owners. In the process,...
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On a chilly Sunday evening, the main entrance to Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne is dark, the parking lot almost empty. Inside, however, running feet and shrieks of laughter pierce the quiet. A dozen children swarm in and out of a multipurpose room as their parents set dessert on an L-shaped table. "Who wants to read a book?" congregant...
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Penny Schwartz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BOSTON In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor. "I'm the only one who didn't go into Jewish education," says Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston's Children's Hospital, where he has worked for 39 years. Spack's father, Abraham, was a nationally acclaimed Jewish educator in Boston,...
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