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National “This Is Hunger” exhibit coming to Portland

Congregation Neveh Shalom will host “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in Portland Sept. 1-7. This first-of-its-kind free exhibit will bring the Portland community face to face with the stark realities of hunger through state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and interactive elements. “We often think of hunger in stereotypes, such as the homeless…

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Hadassah Combats Dramatic 86% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

The alarming 86% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States was addressed at Hadassah’s 2017 National Assembly in St. Louis in July, announced Ellen Hershkin, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., the nation’s largest Zionist women’s organization. In a strongly-worded Combating Anti-Semitism policy statement 2017, Hadassah: Calls on all nations and international bodies to establish…

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Israeli-led team decodes Wild Emmer wheat genome

Wild Wheat Genome Sequencing Provides “Time Tunnel” Capable of Boosting Future Food Production and Safety A global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild…

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