Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
If Frieda Lefeber has a problem, it's this: She's been characterized her whole life with boundless energy. Half a century ago, all her efforts were focused on simple survival. After being persecuted under the Nazi regime in Germany, Lefeber, now 92, managed to escape to the United States with her husband, while other family members fled to what was then...
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With more than 240 million trees planted and 89 reservoirs built in Israel, the Jewish National Fund can claim to know a little something about water and environmental issues. And as nations across the globe struggle with finding access to clean water supplies and creating sustainable development, officials at JNF's American branch -- it is made up of more than...
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The Pennsylvania State Senate took a baby step toward slashing the size of the General Assembly, one of the largest and costliest state legislatures in the nation. Earlier this month the Senate's State Government Committee approved a bill that would reduce the size of that body from 50 members to 40 and trim the House down from 203 representatives to...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
On May 7, six foreign-born Muslims were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Four of the men were from Cherry Hill, N.J., just miles from the military base. At Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, the reaction by the Jewish community was one of concern, but not of fear, and seemed to be...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Although the vast exurbs of the Princeton Mercer Bucks region have historically lacked a Jewish infrastructure, a new 80-acre campus to be built in West Windsor, N.J., could come to be the "central address" for the Jewish community in the area. With plans calling for a 75,000-square-foot structure and considerable outdoor development, the total cost of the Jewish Community Campus...
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