Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

Alzheimer's conference brings together Israelis and Palestinians
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the past three years, Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, often spent nearly half of his weeks working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Tuesdays and Thursdays were devoted to developing military robots -- the "R2-D2s for the future" -- and, in the past, he also worked for the Office of Naval Research "to help the...
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A Jewish museum in Holland is all for kids' sake
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you have ever tried to schlep a child through the galleries of a museum, you'll know it's often not a completely pleasurable experience. But the Jewish Children's Museum of Holland stands as a stark exception to that rule. The three-level museum that rubs shoulders with the adult-oriented Joods Historisch Museum in Amsterdam is a delightful, bright space that invites...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Because of the effects of climate change and globalization, the world right now faces "incredible opportunities masquerading as insolvable problems," said Thomas Friedman on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The World Is Flat was in town for a World Affairs Council luncheon to promote his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded...
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Beneviste "Benny" Natan calls himself a "regular guy" who just happens to spend his days working on a particularly challenging problem: How to build a better weapon. Natan runs the Missile Pro-pulsion Laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. On September 19, he told a Center City audience -- about 45 local donors to Israel's oldest institute of...
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