Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Portland is one of America's greenest cities, a place where half the power comes from renewable sources and a quarter of the Oregon city's workforce commutes by bike, carpool or public transit. You wouldn't necessarily expect Portland's eco-friendliness to manifest in a toilet stall, but that was the unlikely site of my first introduction. I'd just landed in the city...
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Latin American Jews spark new companies targeting their heritage
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Julie Sobel, JE Feature
They call themselves Jewbans, Mexi-Jews, Jewminicans or Kosher-Ricans. They can be found eating guacamole on matzah on Passover or drinking kosher tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Their ranks include Geraldo Rivera, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Brett Rattner. Latin American Jews number in the hundreds of thousands, but they have traditionally flown under the radar, in part because of discrimination and even...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While 46,000 fans were cheering at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and earned a trip to the World Series for the second year in a row, Gertrude Stein was just as happy to be watching the game on TV. After Jayson Werth slammed a three-run home run in the first inning to give...
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While some emerging technologies can create environments that require very little physical effort, one Kansas State University researcher thinks games like Nintendo's Wii Fit can help promote physical -- rather than sedentary -- activities for people of all ages. According to David Dzewaltowski, professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State and director of the university's Community...
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By:
George Medavoy
From the balcony of our suite at the Riu Palace Resort, we could look out across the bay to El Arco -- the arch-shaped rocky symbol of this southern tip of the Baja California Sur, where the blue Pacific meets the emerald-green waters of the Sea of Cortez. But it's the last thing I'd ever associate with a synagogue called...
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