Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

By:
Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
May this be an Elul of clearing out the clutter, material and spiritual, to make room for renewal — of ourselves and of the earth.
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By:
Talia Levin, JTA
A kosher cheeseburger? That might not be such an oxymoron now that scientists have introduced the first lab-grown "cultured” burger with meat that could be considered parve.
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The following talking points were issued by the Israeli Embassy in Washington and were distributed by its diplomatic outposts, including by the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Congressional measures now being undertaken to affect the trajectory of peace talks have roots in the warm relations that Israeli settlers and their American friends have forged in Congress over the past two decades.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Four major Dutch supermarket chains reportedly declared a boycott of products from the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Then, within days, they distanced themselves from the boycott they were said to be enacting.
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