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Jews Take Sides on the Particularly Fractious Fracking Debate

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NEW YORKTo frack or not to frack?As concerns mount over the environmental and public health consequences of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, Jewish groups...
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Iran and Nukes a Heat-Seeking Issue

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WashingtonIsrael, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory. Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one...
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Gearing Up for Camp

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Other than sleepovers, 8-year-old Peri Albert has never really been away from home. For that reason, the Cheltenham third-grader admits, she's a little nervous...
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Countering BDS With Dershowitz and Dinners

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A week into the semester, University of Pennsylvania students have begun organizing a grass-roots Shabbat dinner program and, with support from the larger Jewish community,...
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Alan Gross vs. the Cuban Five?

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 WashingtonAdvocates for Alan Gross, who is serving prison time in Cuba, say that talk of a trade for five Cuban spies is a non-starter....
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The (Mock) Votes Are In

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Avi Romanoff spent months preparing to play the role of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in a mock school primary.The 15-year-old sophomore at the...
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Local Rabbis Meet With Obama

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Three local rabbis were among 20 leaders of the Conservative movement who held an informal White House meeting May 29 with President Barack Obama.Rabbis...
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Looking for Seed-Stage High Tech in Israel, and Bringing It to Philly

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  Looking to Israel for talented start-up companies is hot right now in the business world. But Brian Rosenzweig and his partners at JANVEST Technologies,...
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‘Deadly’ Steps to the Final Solution

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When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims...
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Learning Quality Values From the Start

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Tiny hands shoot up as Leslie Maizel selects two volunteers for a role-play exercise at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El's preschool in Wynnewood. She positions the...