Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

'Social Network' more than a movie for area Market Rocker
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Face it, says Yerachmiel Galinsky of Upper Dublin: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and all other futuristic cute-named feral phenomenon have made social -- and business -- interaction do an about-face in the past five years. How does he know? It's all on his Facebook page and Twitter postings 24 hours a day. But for Galinsky, it's nothing personal, mainly business. For...
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A small Caribbean charmer of plantation pleasures
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Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
I did two life sentences in the cold." Celebrating his freedom after 30 years as a builder and designer in chilly England and Wales, Kevin Horstwood was lazing on the veranda of Rawlins Plantation Inn, a former 17th-century sugarcane plantation he owns on the island of St. Kitts. On one side, we face a lush garden resplendent in magenta, pink...
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Yaacov Kravitz was just starting to delve into Jewish studies at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem when Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, one of the most distinguished scholars in the world, walked into the classroom with a stack of freshly published volumes of the Talmud that he'd recently translated from Aramaic to modern Hebrew. "We would be struggling looking at the text...
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Growing up, Temple University junior Zack Groff saw how his mother's family, Jordanians of Palestinian Arab heritage, harbored a quiet resentment toward Israel. Perhaps because of this, Groff said, in college he jumped at almost any opportunity to learn about the Middle East. "I am interested in reconciliation and peacemaking, hoping to one day see these wounds of resentment heal,"...
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Just before academics at Temple University formally welcomed a visiting Israeli scholar last week, students crowded into the Hillel building to munch on samples from a brand-new kosher cafe. "Dude, habañero mustard!" Twenty-year-old Scott Rosnov waved a roast-beef sandwich toward a friend. "That's what I want!" Rosnov said he doesn't usually keep kosher, but "when the opportunity arises, I do,...
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