Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As the effects of global warming continue to spread throughout the world, Israeli scientists -- and one, in particular -- hope that ongoing research will keep agricultural crops growing despite the possibility of harsh conditions. "[Global warming] doesn't just mean higher temperatures," said Simon Barak, a molecular biologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. "It means unpredictable droughts, increasing salinization...
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As voters in 24 states -- though not Pennsylvania -- prepared to go to the polls on Super Tuesday earlier this week, election fever also gripped the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. The entire student body was affected, from seniors about to cast their first real ballots to middle-schoolers yet to celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. On Feb. 4,...
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In that case, some employers are adding fun to the office mix
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Snack rooms with goodies like candy and fruit, lava lamps, video and sports games, gyms, massage therapists, shuttles, dry-cleaning, car washes and even top-notch dining that's free. It's not a hotel or a day-care center. It's just another day at Google in Mountain View, Calif., where happiness at work "is a huge priority," according to spokeswoman Sunny Gettinger. "We design...
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Natural beauty, spas ...and a special Holocaust conference
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Years ago, when Bali was mentioned, honeymoons, scuba-diving, lavish resorts and Bob Hope "Road" movies came to mind. Later, with the Kuta bombings and knowledge that Indonesia was a Muslim country with its fair share of turmoil, I figured that there must have been something very special beyond Bali's verdant surface that made it such an attractive destination for so...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Diane Kae of Delran, N.J., is creative and energetic, and easily admits to having a "type-A personality." As busy as life has always been for her, when it came to routine health care, she was "a total do-goody": She made time for regular checkups with her doctor, went every six months to the dentist, and saw a gynecologist for annual...
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