Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While many recent college graduates seek the comfortable atmosphere and free food found at home, or shack up with a couple of roommates in an apartment, Steve Rubin chose a different path entirely. The 23-year-old from Bala Cynwyd instead traveled across the world to enlist, voluntarily, in the Israel Defense Force, serving a nation that seems to be at a...
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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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