Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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The Middle East Forum, the Philadelphia-based research institute headed by scholar and opinion columnist Daniel Pipes, has just launched an Education Fund, which seeks to support institutions and researchers whose specialty is the Middle East, and particularly those whose focus centers on radical Islam. The new fund is made possible through anonymous grants, according to a press release. The forum...
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Albert Zalcmann certainly considers himself environmentally aware. The member of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., owns a hybrid car; more to the point, he's an environmental engineer. But, if a mathematical formula designed by the Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Energy Institute to calculate a person's ecological footprint -- or the amount of usable land needed to sustain a single...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a familiar Purim story: Esther, a young Jewish woman, famous for her beauty, is selected to become the new queen by King Achashverosh, and with assistance from her cousin Mordechai, later saves the Jewish people from annihilation by the wicked Haman. As this ancient story is retold each year on the 14th of Adar, youths and the young at...
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Jessica Katz (left) and Sarah Eidelson, co-organizers of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy's Human Rights Conference, present Omer Ismail, keynote speaker and Darfur activist, with a conference T-shirt that bears the clarion call: "If not now, when?" Ismail was joined by 15 additional speakers on human rights, whose topics ranged from issues related to migrant workers, health care, the Holocaust...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Israel is currently fighting "two wars" -- an ongoing struggle against enemies like Hamas, Hezbollah and other terrorists, along with a battle for public opinion that is played out worldwide in newspapers and on television, said a leader of an Israeli media-advocacy group. "If we lose public support in the United States or Europe, Israel would be in serious trouble,"...
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