Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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The Shalom Center was among about a dozen organizations invited last week to testify before a joint committee of the Philadelphia City Council on the impact of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region. More than 200 people filled the room for the four-hour hearing, said a council staff member. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the center's founder and director,...
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Row upon row of green produce stretches toward a line of trees bordering the picturesque fields of Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. There is no modern farming equipment in sight, no electric lights -- just an old-time covered wagon, a tall red barn and wood-frame greenhouses covered in thick plastic. Oh, and one other thing -- a sukkah big enough...
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A little over a year after Howard Fischer's daughter returned from a 10-day, whirlwind Birthright Israel trip, the organization invited the Philadelphia businessman to a fundraising presentation. Fischer, president of an executive search firm, said he's a longtime supporter of Birthright's mission but hadn't been compelled to put such support into dollars until he heard the impact of the experience...
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There's lots to view in this popular California dream of a town
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
From the perspective of Los Angelinos and regular visitors, there was a time when Ojai existed in the shadows cast by its tony beachfront neighbors, Santa Barbara and Mendocino. Thanks to its sunny location away from the beaches, nevertheless, Ojai developed a loyal following thanks to its quaint shops, spas, Aquarian-age establishments, horseback-riding, wineries and celebrity hideaways (Johnny Cash owned...
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Local families are birds of a feather when it comes to matters green
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
On a quiet, tree-lined street in West Mount Airy, historic multilevel houses are the norm. Many of these massive, three- and four-story structures were built around the turn of the last century, when gas was cheap and electricity was on the rise. But one among this string of impressive structures -- with its typical long driveway and wrap-around porch --...
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