Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

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Whether the post-Sept. 11 struggle is called "a war on terror" or "a war against radical Islam," the United States is losing the all-important battle for Muslim "hearts and minds," according to Lawrence Husick, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security. During a July 31 talk at FPRI's Center City offices,...
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In it's June electronic newsletter, the Federal Environmental Protection's Agency Energy Star program highlighted the efforts of Congregation Mishkan Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Roxborough, to reduce its energy costs and cut back on carbon-dioxide emissions. The Energy Star Program -- which awards small businesses and congregations for maximizing energy efficiency -- first recognized Mishkan back in 2004. That wasn't...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For Raphaella Segal, Israeli policy could not be any simpler: Giving away land and making concessions to Arabs will not deter terrorism. "All retreats and concessions have the opposite effect on the situation. It's now worse," noted Segal, assistant mayor of the 31-year-old Jewish settlement of Kedumim in the West Bank. Speaking to the Greater Philadelphia District of the Zionist...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many interested in supporting a charitable cause, donating money or volunteering time is more than sufficient. But Len and Susan Lodish decided to add some sweat equity to that equation. The 60s-something couple rode a two-seater bike from Maine to Philadelphia during a 13-day, 630-mile trek through rain, scorching heat, and a flat tire or two to support the...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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