Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Ethan M. Simon
FIRST PERSON While studying abroad in Oman, I met Kasia, a girl from Poland, whose experiences with the Jewish community of Northwestern University has inspired her to consider converting from Catholicism to Modern Orthodox Judaism. When asked what made her feel this way, she did not discuss the Jewish approach to worshipping God, but instead spoke of an appreciation of...
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The long-awaited agreement over the Pennsylvania state budget -- coupled with the news that Philadelphia has also averted fiscal disaster -- has Jewish agencies breathing a little easier. But the final funding figures are far from clear, with details yet to be worked out. It remains uncertain just how much Jewish groups may feel the pinch. "We still haven't seen...
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Just as it has excelled in the biomedical and information-technology fields, Israel has become an acknowledged world leader in producing breakthroughs in an emerging concentration known as "cleantech" -- producing more environmentally friendly ways to do many of the things associated with modern life. The cleantech sector encompasses wind power, solar thermal energy, water-recycling and purification, and the conversion of...
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As the financial system teetered on the brink of collapse last fall, Rabbi Jarah Greenfield -- then in her final year of study at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote -- considered the very real possibility that she wouldn't land a job for the following year. Said the 32-year-old: "There was certainly a higher level of anxiety at the outset...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Just one year ago this month, as the High Holidays moved forward, the U.S.economy started tumbling backward. At the very moment when many felt the need to be connected to the world around them, the Jewish calendar dictated that they turn off their iPhones and BlackBerries, and disconnect for multiple days of prayer and reflection. The New York Times even...
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