Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
At the beginning, it didn't seem like Haim Maor and Khader Oshah had much in common. Although both are artists, Maor is a professor at Ben-Gurion University and his work, which explores Holocaust themes, has been on display across the United States and Europe. Oshah, meanwhile, was born in a refugee camp in Gaza, and now lives with his wife...
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Aaron Passman
As students trudged their way down Locust Walk to classes on a chilly Monday morning last week, University of Pennsylvania freshman Eliana Holm was trying to ply her fellow students with hot coffee and blue-sprinkled kosher cookies, all in the name of Israel. "Israel loves coffee, and so do you," she hollered, doing her best to attract passers-by to the...
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Picking up recipes along the way in Israel
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The list of "must-see" destinations in Israel is endless. Fortunately, my husband and I have many relatives, friends and colleagues living there, all of whom do their best to take us to places off the beaten track. A few weeks ago, we drove to Rosh Hanikra in the northwest corner of country. A quiet spot, the main attraction here is...
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As Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren would be expected to grapple with the latest diplomatic challenges facing the Jewish state -- the Goldstone report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, tensions between Jerusalem and Washington over West Bank settlements and policy on Iran, and even divisions among American Jews about what it really means to be...
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Samara Gordon
FIRST PERSON The college counselor at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has a few rules she swears by: Keep to all your deadlines, rest before the SATs, and don't write your college admissions essay about Israel. Because the college essay is meant to reflect all that's important to you in your world and in your life, I -- and...
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