Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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As voters in 24 states -- though not Pennsylvania -- prepared to go to the polls on Super Tuesday earlier this week, election fever also gripped the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. The entire student body was affected, from seniors about to cast their first real ballots to middle-schoolers yet to celebrate their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs. On Feb. 4,...
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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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Saddle up for a surprising vacation
Does "dude ranch" conjure up images of office workers doffing their Dockers in favor of denim? Do you envision time in the saddle or sleeping under the stars, and think it might be fun for a day or two, though you're not sure about an entire vacation? What -- you haven't seen "City Slickers"? (Billy Crystal proving, of course, that...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
If you're eager to ruin the next party you go to, stand in the middle of the room and, at the top of your lungs, scream out: "What will be better for the economy -- a Democratic or Republican president?" Shockingly, the answer you receive will depend on who answers -- a Democrat or a Republican. Let's face it: Most...
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Jared Shelley, JE Feature
With a seemingly endless line of championship banners hanging high above its court, the Abington Friends School boys basketball team worked out in much the same way past squads have prepared over the last 29 years -- with a tough, physical practice under the watchful eye of coach Steve Chadwin. When two offensive players couldn't seem to score against just...
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