Mishmash

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BY The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
July 31, 2013

With rising temperatures and severe droughts worldwide, water has become a scarce commodity. For desert countries such as Israel, this is nothing new — making the quest for a consistent water supply a priority. But through forward thinking, the country has managed to build four desalination plants, removing salt and waste from the Mediterranean Sea CONTINUE »

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BY Yair Zakovitch
July 31, 2013

Yale University Press, 2012 216 pages There have been dozens of attempts to write biographies of major biblical characters. Some attempt to delve into a character through the pshat, simple meaning of the text. Others look toward midrash, traditional and modern interpretation, to fill out a character. Still others use modern scholarly techniques to get CONTINUE »

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July 24, 2013

Abba Zev Hill:  Looking at my friends’ pictures on Facebook. I don’t actually own a digital camera. Sara Schuman:  Photo albums. Norma Samson:  Albums. … I also keep photos on the refrigerator.. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.CONTINUE »

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BY Baltimore Jewish Council
July 23, 2013

By now almost everyone has heard of WAZE, the Israeli navigation app that Google has agreed to purchase for $1.3 billion.  But most people have not heard of the following six Israeli startups reported by Fast Company most likely to follow in WAZE’s success. More than 34 million users are already using the web-platform WIX, CONTINUE »

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July 23, 2013

By Marilyn Oser Mill City Press 2013, 262 pages “Rivka’s War” is a must-read. When I first picked up this book, I was skeptical. The storyline seemed fine from the cover’s description, but the beginning few pages were hard to endure. However, within a short while, the story encapsulated me, and I was glad I CONTINUE »