Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

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The Shalom Center was among about a dozen organizations invited last week to testify before a joint committee of the Philadelphia City Council on the impact of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region. More than 200 people filled the room for the four-hour hearing, said a council staff member. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the center's founder and director,...
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Josh Cline, JE Feature
There is a crisis in the nonprofit world today as technological change and social media have become mainstream, and the financial crisis has wiped out the wealth of many organizations' traditional donors. Continued success requires new planning to reach key audiences. Proper planning pays off, especially when your large donors are spread too thin, and the digital divide means that...
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Ethel Hamburger, 82, running 'marathon'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Rachel Vigoda Jewish Exponent Feature Ethel Hamburger has always relied on the kindness of strangers. After almost a year of writing letters, hanging posters, handing out pamphlets and calling up everyone she knows -- plus plenty of people she doesn't -- Hamburger, 82, is expecting 500 people at the benefit race www.martinsrun.org she's hosting this weekend to raise money for...
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CNN brings battle lines bedside
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"Take two tablets and call me in the morning" is the proverbial advice offered up by many a doctor to a less-than-seriously sick patient. But must that divine advice -- and those tablets -- be as revered as the 10 Commandments? Thou shall not ... contradict your doctor? Au contraire, argues Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent for CNN's Health, Medical...
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Row upon row of green produce stretches toward a line of trees bordering the picturesque fields of Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. There is no modern farming equipment in sight, no electric lights -- just an old-time covered wagon, a tall red barn and wood-frame greenhouses covered in thick plastic. Oh, and one other thing -- a sukkah big enough...
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