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  • Harvesting solar power in Negev Desert

    September 27, 2012 | 11:19 am

    Yosef Abramowitz is running out of time. 

    With only minutes to go until he has to speak to a group of donors at the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Abramowitz looks like he just finished a workout. He’s wearing sneakers, shorts and a white T-shirt featuring an outline of David...

  • CNN show featuring Arava Power head as environmental pioneer

    July 10, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Israeli entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz will be featured as an environmental pioneer on the CNN series “Going Green.”

    Abramowitz, 48, is a founder of the Arava Power Company at Kibbutz Ketura, which is home to a 4.95-megawatt, medium-sized photovoltaic field. He made aliyah from the...

  • 11-year-old is focusing on the (re)Cycle of life

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 21, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    When Avery Sax discovered a year ago that she has a life-threatening malformation of blood vessels in her brain, it altered her life — in one way, for the better.

    “I think everything’s completely changed for me,” the 11-year-old from Moorpark said. “I always think about...

  • What would Noah do?

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    On a ferociously cold evening in November 1978, Rabbi Everett Gendler climbed atop the icy roof of Temple Emanuel in Lowell, Mass., and installed solar panels to fuel the synagogue's ner tamid (eternal light).

    "We plugged it almost directly into the sun," said Gendler, who rejoiced...

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