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Israeli Cabinet OKs exporting 40 percent of newly found natural gas JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s Cabinet approved a decision to export about 40 percent of its recently discovered reserves of natural gas while keeping a 25-year supply for the...

 

Scene Around

Oy Gevalt… Please excuse the language but these two words express exactly how I felt after reading the following report from the World Jewish Congress Digest: “A new study by Israeli researchers...

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

6NoBacon.com Stone’s Israeli instinct Movie star Sharon Stone, who also came to celebrate Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday, stopped by at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem to meet wi...

 

Tisha B'Av in the 21st century

It is a testament to the amazing variability of Jewish synagogue life in America that the summertime fast of Tisha B’Av is for some a time of momentous communal mourning, and for others a normal...

 

When Helen Keller confronted the Nazis

June 27 was Helen Keller Day—the annual occasion when students across America learn about the disabilities activist whose remarkable achievements inspired her generation, and every generation...

 

Seeking Kin: In Israel, a happy reunion tinged with sadness

BALTIMORE (JTA)—Ora Bogomolny sounded subdued, as if the phone call to her Israel apartment had disturbed her sleep. Indeed, she had experienced a nightmare just hours before receiving the call...

 

Streisand strikes chord in Israel

(JTA)—Singer-songwriter-actor-director—now Barbra Streisand can add another hyphen to her description. On June 17, the entertainer was awarded an honorary degree of “Doctor Philosophiae Honoris...

 
 By Debra Rubin    Features    June 28, 2013

Double wedding in Seattle caps rapper's transformation

(JTA)—Five years ago he was D-Black, a hip-hop artist rapping about the violence, gang activity and drugs of his African-American ’hood. Today he’s Nissim Black, an Orthodox Jew davening in a...

 
 By Adam Nicky    News    June 28, 2013

Jordanian eyes have it in fight against hackers

AMMAN—A Jordanian firm specializing in cyber-security has developed “Iris”—security technology that uses the iris of the computer owner’s eye in the manner of a fingerprint in order to prevent identity theft.  The new technology comes...

 

Jazz up your shoes with FunkKit

FunkKit, an Israeli product for adding temporary customized artwork to footwear, was conceived on a shopping trip. It was 2006, and Israeli college student Moran Nir was in England on a Jewish Agency...

 

Behind the music with rock star Sheldon Low

Tall, dark, handsome and a mensch, Sheldon Low is one of Jewish music’s hottest stars. Low’s constant touring of America’s Jewish camps, schools and community centers has won him legions of...

 

Explore Israel via rooftop, Segway and jeep

By Abigail Klein Leichman ISRAEL21c Anybody can go to a show or take a walking tour while visiting Israel. But if you join ISRAEL21c’s exclusive Journey to Israel from Oct. 20-27, you will...

 

A watch that stops unnecessary heart attack deaths

About half of all people at risk of death from heart attacks could gain the chance to live, once Israeli entrepreneur Leon Eisen’s new Oxitone device goes to market in about 18 months. Using two...

 

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