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Extracting Salt to Heal Wounds

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Sde Boker, Israel Amer Sweity got a lot of flack when he told friends and family he was leaving Jordan to study water desalination...
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Is This Chan Marshall’s ‘Greatest’ Chance?

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Most concert documents are taped in front of an audience. Cat Power''s live DVD, "Speaking for Trees," featured Chan Marshall alone in the woods...
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‘I’m Still Standing’ — and Will for Some Time

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  Plenty of foreigners are leaving Japan, but the past weeks have made no dent in my passport. There are many people who are jumping...
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Faces That Still Haunt

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It's been 25 years since I first stepped onto the blood-soaked terrain of Auschwitz-Birkenau for the first time, 25 years since I first saw...
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Adviser Knows Terror Firsthand

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As a Jew who grew up Rapid City, S.D., spent two decades as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a member of...
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What Will Tunisia’s New Government Augur for Jews?

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Under Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who ruled the North African nation with an iron fist for 24 years, the country's ancient...
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Local Elections: A Taste of What’s Ahead?

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Liz Rogan and Beth Ladenheim are both suburban moms who live in Wynnewood and belong to Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El, but when it comes...

Teenagers Take to the Phones on Super Sunday

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Teen attendance is expected to be on the increase for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday 2006 on Feb. 12, because of...

Rodeph Shalom School Finds New Home Nearby

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When Congregation Rodeph Shalom voted earlier this month to close its suburban satellite campus in Elkins Park, one of the questions left up in...

Call for School Prayer Draws Rebuke

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A Philadelphia City Council resolution calling for hearings on prayer in the public schools has drawn a sharp rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League's regional...