Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775

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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
On my first trip to Tucson, Ariz., I discovered that the desert is actually green. It turns out that Tucson rests in the northern section of the Sonoran Desert, one of the wettest deserts in the world. Some sections can get an average of 16 inches of rainfall per year. All that water supports millions of cacti, including the majestic...
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More students may be turning to the physical sciences
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
More young American Jews may be returning to the physical and biological sciences; they are doing this, according to experts, not just as a desired path to medical school, but because they want to pursue a career in the traditional sciences, such as physics, chemistry and biology. The consensus in Jewish scientific circles these days seems to be that the...
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Rabbi Steven A. Saks of Adath Zion Congregation in Northeast Philadelphia teaches a Jujitsu class to youths and adults on Wednesday evenings at the JCC Klein Branch. Saks, 32, has a black belt and is a certified instructor in the Japanese martial art. The Northeast Philadelphia resident explained that Jujitsu teaches self-defense, emphasizes physical fitness and encourages self-confidence -- better...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Two boxers stood toe to toe, front and center in the ring, exchanging crisp, swift punches that quickly inflicted some visible damage. Round after round, the junior welterweights abandoned the stick-and-move approach, and defense took a back seat to sheer aggression, with both men regularly landing -- and taking -- clean, square blows to the face and body. One was...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
If you're ready to buy or refinance a home, the chaos on Wall Street may be additionally hurting your chances of getting a loan. Lenders are shutting down, laying off thousands of employees and leaving borrowers in the dust. Interest rates and the terms of loan offers change daily. Borrowers with tarnished credit are facing deal-killing loan terms -- if...
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