Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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The Rev. Peter T. Manzo admitted that he hasn't always been enamored with the modern State of Israel. For many years, he viewed the Jewish nation "as an intrusion into the indigenous life of the Middle East." "Millions of Eastern European immigrants had simply bullied the Middle Eastern natives out of their homes," he continued. "If the Jews needed a...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Programs like the Alexander Muss High School in Israel and Birthright Israel are designed to teach young Jews more about their homeland. As such, participants spend time exploring major historical sites -- Masada, the Western Wall -- and absorbing the past, from the birth of Zionism to the roots of the Arab-Israeli crisis. But the Common Ground Mission -- a...
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With a strict exercise regiment that includes stretching, leg extensions and deep knee bends, it may be hard to believe that Eleanore Serinsky is 91 years old. Often working out with her 94-year-old husband Michael, she insists that her fitness program -- coupled with a healthy diet -- is the key to the twosome's living such a long life. And...
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The national debate over attempts to force government-run pension funds to divest from rogue nations -- whether or not legislation should focus solely on Iran, Sudan or a handful of other countries, and whether the overall approach should be broad or narrow in scope -- has found its way to Harrisburg. On one side is State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
Imagine a situation where the sea levels in Egypt rise so substantially that Alexandria, the Nile River bank and parts of the Suez Canal become completely inundated. In addition to producing millions of casualties and creating a massive refugee crisis, the floodwaters would wreak havoc upon the nation's economy, which depends upon agriculture. Such strife could also affect Egypt's relationship...
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