Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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It was the morning of Nov. 26, 1956. Students at Abington High School filed into the building and, after a stop at their lockers, headed directly to their homeroom classes. During the homeroom period every day, a student would recite 10 verses from the King James version of the Bible over the loudspeaker for all to hear. A recitation of...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Returning from the Thanksgiving vacation, the market, as represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, continued to digest more financial data, reassessed the scale and scope of the credit crisis, recalibrated the chance for a recession in 2008, and proceeded to throw up, falling 236 points and ending the day at 12,743. Over the next two days, it rebounded, gaining...
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Some parts of Prague might seem familiar to the famous author; other areas metamorphosed
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Janet Darbey, JE Feature
"In us all still lives the secret alleys, shuttered windows, squalid courtyards, rowdy pubs, sinister inns -- the unhealthy old Jewish Town within us is far more real than the hygienic town around us," wrote the famous Franz Kafka. As you stroll along the ancient streets of Prague -- looking into long alleyways surrounded by medieval buildings -- it's easy...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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