Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
For Rabbi Nathan Martin, biking and Judaism go hand in hand. Martin recalls nearly a decade ago stopping at a nearby synagogue in his bike gear to recite the Hallel prayer for Sukkot. He and fellow bikers had pedaled to the shul, lulavs and etrogs in tow. For someone so tied to his bike and his religion, it's no surprise...
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The Shalom Center was among about a dozen organizations invited last week to testify before a joint committee of the Philadelphia City Council on the impact of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region. More than 200 people filled the room for the four-hour hearing, said a council staff member. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the center's founder and director,...
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Local families are birds of a feather when it comes to matters green
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
On a quiet, tree-lined street in West Mount Airy, historic multilevel houses are the norm. Many of these massive, three- and four-story structures were built around the turn of the last century, when gas was cheap and electricity was on the rise. But one among this string of impressive structures -- with its typical long driveway and wrap-around porch --...
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Environmentalism and the Internet: two words you don't hear too often in the same sentence. But 19 young Jewish environmentalists are hoping this combination will be just the thing to connect and promote environmental activism across the world. Together, they recently launched Jewcology.com , an interactive web portal loaded with eco-conscious blogs, discussion forums, event listings and educational resources. At...
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There's lots to view in this popular California dream of a town
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
From the perspective of Los Angelinos and regular visitors, there was a time when Ojai existed in the shadows cast by its tony beachfront neighbors, Santa Barbara and Mendocino. Thanks to its sunny location away from the beaches, nevertheless, Ojai developed a loyal following thanks to its quaint shops, spas, Aquarian-age establishments, horseback-riding, wineries and celebrity hideaways (Johnny Cash owned...
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