Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
Subprime, subprime, subprime. That is all we seem to hear these days. The stock market bounces violently every time a mortgage lender or hedge fund gets hit by subprime mortgage problems. The Fed is forced to express awareness that credit standards have been tightened because of the subprime concerns. All the while, the economy continues to grow somewhat sluggishly. So,...
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... from their friends: Exchange program lets teens see commonalities
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During a recent exchange program, Barrack Hebrew Academy students got the opportunity to see how similar they are to teenagers who attend school thousands of miles away from them, in the land of the tango. The two groups of teens --both wearing the unofficial "school uniform" of professional-sports jerseys or shirts with familiar brand names and, of course, jeans --...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Large urban centers like Philadelphia are often thought of as places with high volumes of pollution and virtually no green space where crops could thrive. It's hardly a terrain where you could raise chickens or grow corn, right? But Nati Passow is countering that theory and going where others may not have gone before at his home in West Philadelphia...
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A recent study commissioned by the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies found that young American Jews are feeling increasingly alienated from Israel. Responding to this trend, a new worldwide course aims to create a spiritual bond between participants and the State of Israel. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute's "The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel" will...
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
Stop by the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park before the end of the year, and you'll come away thinking that Israel and San Diego County have much in common -- at least, geographically speaking. A special exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls opens with panoramic photography of San Diego, Israel and Jordan. From their desert landscapes to...
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