Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As the effects of global warming continue to spread throughout the world, Israeli scientists -- and one, in particular -- hope that ongoing research will keep agricultural crops growing despite the possibility of harsh conditions. "[Global warming] doesn't just mean higher temperatures," said Simon Barak, a molecular biologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. "It means unpredictable droughts, increasing salinization...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With any numbers of international events riveting U.S. attention -- the lingering war in Iraq, troops over in Afghanistan, the threat of global terrorism, and the rise of China and India as economic rivals -- a political-science professor at Villanova University posed a relevant question: Should people in the United States care about Latin America? Although many Latin American countries...
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Throughout his long political career, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) has frustrated both conservatives and liberals among his constituents and colleagues by staking out the middle ground on a host of issues, from the war in Iraq to comprehensive immigration reform and even the value of congressional earmarks. But if the five-term senator has his way, he'll be representing the...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In order to fully understand Middle Eastern politics and society, you must first grasp the underlying basis of Arab culture -- specifically, the tribal organization central to life in the region, according to anthropologist and author Philip Carl Salzman. During a lunchtime event held last week at the Center City law firm of Pepper Hamilton, about 50 people gathered to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women's and Gender Studies of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote received a grant that will allow the organization to continue offering its courses and programming in Judaism, and in gender and feminist theory, to rabbinical students and the community alike, noted its director, Lori Hope Lefkovitz. She explained that a $75,000 grant from the...
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