Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

Each of two architects pursuing a Ph.D. at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a low-tech way to collect dew from the air and turn it into fresh water. Their invention recently won an international competition seeking to make clean, safe water available to millions around the world. The brainchild of Technion Architecture and Building Planning graduate students Joseph...
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Outdoor venues allow space to get dramatic
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Patricia Kutza. JE Feature
Inviting summer temperatures are like a siren's song, tempting even the most sedentary of folks to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Theater-lovers need not plug their ears with wax (as Odysseus directed his crew to do) because those mythological siren songs will lead them, not to sleep, but to the birthplace of some of the best entertainment still extant: theater performed outdoors...
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In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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Talk about fireworks: In a recent ServiceMagic.com survey, an overwhelming number of homeowners say they have a neighbor on their block who needs to do more to improve the appearance of his or her home. "Inevitably, there will be at least one homeowner in a neighborhood who lives in 'that house,' " according to David Lupberger, the home-improvement expert for...
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The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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