Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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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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By:
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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The holiday season is rapidly approaching here, and you're probably traveling somewhere to see family and friends. While some Americans still turn to travel agents to do trip planning, most are now doing it themselves online. According to a new report from the travel industry research group, PhoCus Wright Inc., more than half of all U.S. travel will be booked...
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Yes ... says a makeup artist fighting cancer tooth and nail
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
In 2002, after three battles with cancer, 26 surgeries, and endless rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, Carolyn Diamond was ready to do some living. While she loved her job as a quality-assurance manager and assistant to the vice president of a national construction company, Diamond was burnt out by the combination of cancer and corporate life. "I was physically beaten...
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