Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Tammuz 20, 5776

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When Jason Shavel, a senior at Council Rock High School North, was preparing for college visits last year, he had no qualms about calling a Hillel director and asking to meet during his visit to campus. But then, he thought, why not flip the script and have Hillel members and staff come to students? And so last spring, he started...
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(JTA) — Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry with Brian Kobilka, a Stanford University researcher. Lefkowitz, 61, and Kobilka, 57, won for “groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family ... of receptors: G-protein-coupled receptors,” a posting Wednesday on the website of the Nobel Prize stated. Understanding how these receptors...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those are among the major findings of a new survey being billed as the first major study of North American young adult leaders involved in pro-Israel advocacy. Of the 4,000 or so Israel advocates age...
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Ruth Gruber, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SAN NICANDRO GARGANICO, Italy In the Christian cemetery of this sleepy farming town on the spur of Italy’s boot, Lucia Leone looks up at a row of tombs marked incongruously by Stars of David. “That’s my mother,” she said. “And that’s my grandmother and great-grandmother. And that’s Donato Manduzio, who started everything.” Manduzio, who died in 1948, was a self-taught...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington · Analysis President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany­ahu did not meet, but they ended up sounding not so far apart. Netanyahu's address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 27 in many ways echoed Obama's speech there two days earlier, with both ratcheting up the heat on Iran over its nuclear program. The themes that echoed...
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