Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Akiba Hebrew Academy is planning to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a series of events set for the upcoming school year. The academy -- a pluralistic middle school and high school in Merion Station -- began in 1946 with 20 students and five teachers at the YM & YWHA on Broad and Pine streets in Center City. It changed venues...
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Jacob Fischer and Jordan Baum were both hunched over the dirt, intensely examining the ground for hidden artifacts. The excavation had already proved fruitful; the pair of 11-year-olds had uncovered part of an oil lamp, bones (not real ones, Jordan pointed out), shards of pottery and tiles marked with ancient Hebrew script. Other campers had managed to find charcoal from...
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Rabbi Mordechai Wecker certainly knows how to relate to high school students. After all, he has seven children of his own -- two boys and five girls ranging in age from 12 to 25 years old -- and has also taught for 21 years at the Maimonides School just outside of Boston. Wecker began putting all of that accumulated experience...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
And now the world's focus shifts to Lebanon. Like a ball in a pinball machine, our attention has bounced around the globe during the past five years, as different spots on this troubled earth have temporarily lit up in a spasm of violence -- from New York to Lebanon, by way of Kabul, Indonesia, Fallujah, Madrid, London, Chechnya and Paris...
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Welcome home -- and leave the girlfriend in the guest room!
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It was going to be the best summer yet. Eric Goldman returned to his suburban Philadelphia home from his New England college as a junior-to-be. The summer following his freshman year had been a bit rocky for his parents, Carol and Jeff (all names have been changed) as newfound collegiate ways presented problems of independence/autonomy vs. the old ways, back...
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