Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

Jordana Jacobs

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Thanks to brand-new funding in the form of a grant, the staff at Stern Hebrew High School will be working with the Jewish Agency for Israel to come up with some innovative programs, activities, speakers and trips to help students learn about the value of Israel, and how to advocate affectively for it. According to head of school Rabbi Moshe...
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As if a large part of the day weren't already spent juggling a heavy workload, companies have a new responsibility to deal with: managing employees' health. With average health-care costs rising at double-digit rates, according to a Watson Wyatt health survey, some companies, unable to control the drastic increases, are instead trying to control their employees by making them better...
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In the 1940s and '50s in the United States, being "green," in an environmental sense, meant putting some money regularly - and especially before Shabbat - in the blue-and-white pushka from the Jewish National Fund. Buying trees in Israel was the principle way that American Jews contributed to making the desert bloom; indeed, the many groves and forests they helped...
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With no drug coverage as part of her Medicare insurance, Harriet Kay was happy to learn that she could save money by purchasing her and her husband's medications from pharmacies abroad. She was even happier to find that some of these pharmacies were based in Israel. "If I'm getting the drugs, I might as well support Israel" at the same...
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Q:What about your family life makes you conducive to the military? A:"In my day job, I'm an assistant professor of medicine (internal medicine with a subspecialty in nephrology) at the University of Pennsylvania. I put in my application to join the Pennsylvania National Guard two days after Sept. 11, 2001. Though it may be less common for American Jews to...
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