Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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The old-world Shabbat staple brings a young couple together who had little notion of the past they share.
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Nearly four months after the Obama campaign held an event at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elk­ins Park that drew some 1,200 people, the Republicans are taking their turn at the same venue. The July Obama program — which took place before presidential candidates were even officially nominated by their parties — featured Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee...
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Ruth Gruber, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SAN NICANDRO GARGANICO, Italy In the Christian cemetery of this sleepy farming town on the spur of Italy’s boot, Lucia Leone looks up at a row of tombs marked incongruously by Stars of David. “That’s my mother,” she said. “And that’s my grandmother and great-grandmother. And that’s Donato Manduzio, who started everything.” Manduzio, who died in 1948, was a self-taught...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those are among the major findings of a new survey being billed as the first major study of North American young adult leaders involved in pro-Israel advocacy. Of the 4,000 or so Israel advocates age...
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(JTA) — Robert Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and biochemist, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry with Brian Kobilka, a Stanford University researcher. Lefkowitz, 61, and Kobilka, 57, won for “groundbreaking discoveries that reveal the inner workings of an important family ... of receptors: G-protein-coupled receptors,” a posting Wednesday on the website of the Nobel Prize stated. Understanding how these receptors...
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