Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Congregation Beth El in Yardley recently honored its small but certain confirmation class. Pictured with Rabbi Jeff Pivo is this year's confirmation class: Amber Schweitzer (left) and Emily Marks.
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The growing modernization of Bedouin culture in Israel
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
At first glance, Um Batin seems almost familiar. It's as if you've glimpsed something like it before, in a TV docudrama, on the glossy pages of National Geographic, as part of a news clip on CNN. It's part Middle Eastern, part African. It's part dust bowl, part fledgling village. It speaks of poverty, though there's a gentle mood to the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a teenager, Larry Holman entered the U.S. Navy with the idea of serving exactly three years and three days -- and never dreamt of making a career of it. By enlisting just before his 18th birthday in 1958, he was assured that his service would end by age 21; however, the Nebraska native excelled, and was quickly promoted to...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
It was 1908, and the young man was forlorn. The 25-year-old had been in the United States for 16 years, and wanted to marry his girlfriend. But he was worried about an old superstition that a woman who has a dimple in her chin -- as was the case with his girlfriend -- will lose her husband early and tragically...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
To be successful in dealing with international adversaries like Iran, the United States must engage in bilateral negotiations, according to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Just this week, the senator's wish for direct talks with Iran came to fruition, though the subjects for discussion at the meeting were strictly relegated to the Iraq war and Iran's suspected involvement in funding, training...
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