Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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Jessica Steinberg, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
It's a question many a shopper in Israel has pondered, particularly if they've spent time overseas. Why does this fill-in-the-blank cost more in Israel? Whether it's a box of Cheerios, a supply of Ziploc bags or a shirt from H&M, Israelis are paying more for many consumer goods than their counterparts in Europe and North America. Consider the price for...
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What are you doing New Year's, New Year's Eve? Lighting up the skies, says Jodie Milkman. She does it with sparkle -- and a little help from her friends. Milkman has been arranging the New Year's Eve fireworks over Penn's Landing since 1997 -- when she became vice president of programming for the sponsoring agency, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation...
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Col. Mitchell Paulin has never doubted that the Iraq war, with its enormous cost in lives and dollars, has been worth it. But ask Paulin -- who in 2003 was a surgeon attached to the 800th Military Police Brigade in Baghdad -- about what he thinks the long-standing results of the war effort will be, and his answer becomes more...
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About 40 University of Pennsylvania students amassed at a nearby grocery store Sunday afternoon to purchase hummus as a counter-protest to Philadelphia BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) supporters who were stationed outside to lobby against the chickpea spread. The scene was reminiscent of a similar demonstration BDS organized in October 2010 to launch a boycott of Tribe and Sabra hummus,...
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