Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Environmentalism and the Internet: two words you don't hear too often in the same sentence. But 19 young Jewish environmentalists are hoping this combination will be just the thing to connect and promote environmental activism across the world. Together, they recently launched Jewcology.com , an interactive web portal loaded with eco-conscious blogs, discussion forums, event listings and educational resources. At...
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Kentucky Derby not its only (100 percent) proof of a fast-track life
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Think of Louisville, Ky., as small-town America thinking big, with far more going for it culturally than the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby itself only happens once a year -- the 2010 version took place just last month -- its impact as a cultural touchstone extends into the fabric of its history, its fine-arts scene and even a rich culinary...
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Pawn to king. Check. Unusual chess move, perhaps, but de rigeur and the right move for anyone familiar with the 150-year-history of Carver W. Reed, the company that may just be king of the pawn shops in Center City. The check? That's the payoff -- payment to customers for those items loaned out to the pawnbroker. Somewhere, Rod Steiger is...
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Birthright Israel NEXT, the nonprofit agency designed to continue engaging the young adults who took advantage of the agency's free trips to Israel after they return home, is downsizing and reshaping its operations in Philadelphia. Though details are still being finalized, officials say NEXT will be revived this winter in partnership with the volunteer-run Moishe House and Tribe 12, a...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the late 1990s, when dot-com youth culture was in full swing and I was dating a nice Jewish programmer from nearby Silicon Valley, there were frequent jaunts to the Haight and Filmore West to drink in a taste of American pop culture and a groovy show that only San Francisco could offer. We spent many a Chanukah at Union...
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