Friday, April 25, 2014 Nisan 25, 5774

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As Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren would be expected to grapple with the latest diplomatic challenges facing the Jewish state -- the Goldstone report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, tensions between Jerusalem and Washington over West Bank settlements and policy on Iran, and even divisions among American Jews about what it really means to be...
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Samara Gordon
FIRST PERSON The college counselor at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has a few rules she swears by: Keep to all your deadlines, rest before the SATs, and don't write your college admissions essay about Israel. Because the college essay is meant to reflect all that's important to you in your world and in your life, I -- and...
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Nearly eight years after more than 3,000 people were killed in attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, figuring out how to respond to another such incident has been an ongoing source of worry for many hospitals and law-enforcement departments. While drills and procedures are important, there's little substitute for the actual experience of reacting to a bomb or...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Drexel University is striving to put students to work in Israel. The university is doing that in part by reviving Israel as a destination for its co-op students to get on-the-job experience. It is also partnering with an Israeli-sponsored, long-term program that is seeking to capitalize on the current economic situation by attracting individuals who might be having trouble finding...
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Chana Kroll, JE Feature
Perhaps the most moving moment of the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy eighth-grade trip to Israel came when the students visited Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv, a rehabilitation and recreation center for wounded soldiers and victims of terror. The young people were first shown what last year's eighth-grade class at Abrams had accomplished at the center. Thanks to a donation they...
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