Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

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Dayna Stein, Jewish Exponent Feature
Summer surprise? Located at the southernmost tip of Israel, Eilat is a majestic port city that is home to beautiful beaches, a vast coral reef, and, surprisingly, a large population of local and migratory birds. Bordering the Red Sea, Eilat can give a vacationer the feel of a tropical resort, as well as of a cosmopolitan and modern city: Travelers...
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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 at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He still remembers his parents' response: "You couldn't find a different place?" "Being here is like a big compromise -- one of the biggest compromises I have made in my...
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Josh Lederman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jerusalem It's late afternoon at Hadassah Medical Center when the woman with fierce red hair and blue eye shadow strides determinedly into the lobby, a black-and-red guitar bag slung over her green military get-up. The two young soldiers trailing her inform her that her next patient is ready and waiting. But before Ritasue Charlestein can make it to the next...
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U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is slated to visit the Jewish state next month. The freshman lawmaker -- who occupies the seat long held by Arlen Specter -- will take part in a congressional trip organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's nonprofit, educational arm. Toomey spoke Sunday night at AIPAC's annual Philadelphia gathering, which drew some 800 people...
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A Montgomery County couple met last week with the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was captured in a 2006 cross-border raid and has been held in Gaza by Hamas ever since. While in Jerusalem, Bernard and Lana Dishler of Upper Gwynedd stopped by the tent the Shalit family has set up outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...
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