Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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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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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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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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Children can learn the real meaning of money in a special eight-day course
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Chanukah raises some interesting questions, such as "Who gets to light the chanukiah tonight?" "Who wants to play dreidel?" or "Who will eat the burned latke?" But with each passing year, the holiday seems to have moved away from those traditions, and become increasingly centered around gift-giving -- and with that, the bigger and more expensive the gift, the better...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Once he plays his final game at Abington Friends School, Bryan Cohen's basketball career will hardly be over. The 6-foot-5-inch power forward from Huntingdon Valley just signed a letter of intent to play at Bucknell University next year. After a brief press conference for about 30 people at AFS on Nov. 20, Cohen, 18, said that he chose Bucknell because...
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