Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775

It's no secret that a college education is getting harder and harder to afford. The Golden Slipper Club and Charities has helped in that regard, offering scholarships since the early 1940s. Now, in the hopes of providing more substantial assistance to deserving students with an economic need, as well as increasing the prestige of its awards, the charitable organization has...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
As a schoolboy growing up in Weiden, a city located at the time in the U.S.-occupied zone of Germany, near the Czechoslovak border, Dr. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. Michael Brenner often found himself one of only two Jews present in class. The problem was, as he put it, "the other Jew...
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While fidgety kids may be told that "patience is a virtue," a University of Arkansas philosopher has found patience to be much more profound than simple, passive waiting. Rather, it is "the living heart of ethics." In a presentation last week to the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Irene McMullin discussed patience as a "neglected virtue" little examined by...
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Spare the rod, spoil the child ... This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you. So goes an old saying, and a more modern one, about the practice of punishing children by spanking them. But another school of thought states that spanking is cruel treatment and unnecessary punishment, and that there are other, saner ways to correct...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
This past October, London's iconic Trafalgar Square saw a gathering with a distinctly Jewish flavor. "Simcha on the Square" brought together klezmer bands, jazz musicians, a youth choir, disc jockeys and even the cast from the local production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to entertain enthusiastic crowds. These festivities at the heart of London serve as an apt symbol of...
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