Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

By:
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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The North American Association of Community Hebrew High Schools held its fourth Annual Conference this summer at Brandeis University. Thirty-nine professionals, representing 33 community Hebrew high schools from throughout the United States, explored the idea of exploring partnerships to enrich their schools. The Jewish Community High School of Gratz College was represented by Ari Goldberg, director, and Ruth Schapira, director...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The arrival of the New Year offers another opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the cycles of human behavior. Even as life around us changes at a rapid pace -- in the form of iPhones, iPods, Treos, BlackBerrys, e-mail and all the other technological inventions that allegedly make our life easier -- certain eternal themes reappear every...
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No, something indeed, as Israeli researchers make bee-dazzling discoveries
Archaeological proof of the biblical description of Israel as "the land of milk and honey" -- or at least, the latter -- has been uncovered by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Institute of Archaeology. Amihai Mazar, the Eleazar L. Sukenik Professor of Archaeology at Hebrew U., revealed that the first apiary (beehive colony) dating from the biblical period...
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By:
Ben G. Frank , JE Feature
In one city, there is joy, back-slapping, the roar of the crowd, popping champagne, a citizenry even smiling on their way to work early in the morning. In another city, it's all "doom and gloom," crying in their coffee, throwing away their baseball caps, frowning and not even showing up for work -- so depressed are they. This month, the...
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