Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Much of the attention paid to this year's Nobel Prize honorees has centered on President Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But for a pair of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, there's an honor that hits much closer to home. Israeli researchers Gabriel Rosenblum and Ilan Samish -- currently post-doctoral students at Penn -- came to know...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Adam Levick, 41, spent more than half a decade working with the Anti-Defamation League. Having started out as an unpaid intern, spurred on by the outbreak of the Second Intifada, the native Philadelphian progressed through the organization first to a part-time position and then to a full-time gig, most recently as the group's assistant director of Jewish security, analyzing and...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When he was a sophomore at Harvard majoring in computer science, Tal Ben-Shahar should have been on top of the world. He was doing well academically, he was thriving socially, and he was playing varsity soccer -- but something was off. He was strangely unhappy. So he went to his adviser, as he recently told a capacity audience at Temple...
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Dina Kraft, JE Feature
Kibbutz Mashabe Sadeh, Israel From deep below the sands of the Negev Desert, water is being drilled for irrigating crops and even supplying water for fish ponds. In Israel, struggling with the most severe water crisis in its history, every tiny drop of water counts. This summer marked its fifth consecutive year of drought, its main reservoirs have dipped below...
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Process of writing one seems to 'wake the community up'
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
With the scribe right beside him on the bimah guiding his hand, Rabbi Peter Rigler picked up the quill and oh-so-carefully filled in the Hebrew letter raisch -- "R" -- in the word Yisrael, helping to complete the Torah his congregation had embarked upon creating. As the ink flowed, the former assistant rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins...
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