Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

Yet to one professor, it represents sheer gold
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When taking a recreational dip in the ocean, swimmers tend to navigate around the seaweed. After all, it's green. It's slimy. And it seems that the best thing to do about such a gross substance, which is technically a form of algae, is to steer clear of it ... right? Avigad Vonshak would definitely disagree. He'd rather dive right in...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
erry Katz has been on several Hadassah trips to Israel, as well as missions through Israel Bonds, the American Society of the University of Haifa and Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. In fact, the Bala Cynwyd resident has been to Israel so many times, she said that she's actually lost count. Among all these, Katz, 69, described a recent...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Blue-and-white balloons lined the room as individuals from throughout the Philadelphia area prepared to take a momentous journey-- not just traveling to the Jewish state, but making it their new home. To help them on their way, the Jewish Agency for Israel held a farewell reception that included giving these new olim an orientation on how to proceed on this...
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ORT schools take off -- socially, scientifically and 'cent'-sibly
By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
In the State of Israel, one of most valuable resources is the essence of the nation itself: the people. In a land where the collective effort and ingenuity of a population turned rocky soil into farmland, the education of Israelis remains one of the keys to the country's continued success. And one of the most fertile frontiers for the nation...
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Each of two architects pursuing a Ph.D. at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a low-tech way to collect dew from the air and turn it into fresh water. Their invention recently won an international competition seeking to make clean, safe water available to millions around the world. The brainchild of Technion Architecture and Building Planning graduate students Joseph...
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