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Ben Carson's pyramids theory toppled by Jewish archaeologist

(JTA)—A Jewish expert on biblical archaeology said she knows of no scholar or archaeologist who agrees with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s theory that Joseph built the Egyptian pyramids. In an email interview with The Associated...

 

In Their Shoes: Students meet IDF soldiers at JTEN Teen Education Day

Nearly 50 area teenagers converged on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus the morning of Nov. 1 for the second annual Jewish Teen Education Network Community-wide Teen Education Day. JTEN is a...

 

Math in kindergarten: Let them build flashlights

How do you get a kindergartener excited about math? How about if he or she has to calculate voltage to determine battery strength for a light bulb? At the Orlando Jewish Day School (OJDS), an...

 

Congregation Beth Am Simchat Torah honorees-the Mayers and Cohens

Simchat Torah is one of the most joyous days in the Jewish year. On this day, synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world study the closing words of Deuteronomy and immediately recite the...

 

Who was Haj Amin al-Husseini?

TEL AVIV (JTA)-When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Haj Amin al-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem prior to the establishment of Israel, for inspiring Hitler to exterminate the Jews of...

 

Israeli company introduces latest interactive educational systems to the U.S. market

Israel-based Edu-Consulting International LTD, a leading global provider of interactive educational technology, will launch its latest new products, EduQuest and MultiMind at the 2015 National...

 

'Jewish? You don't look funny!'

If it has to do with comedy, the odds are Jews are involved. Many of the greatest comedy writers, comic actors, and comedians have been-and still are-Jews. And that's just in the last century or so....

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Report: Israeli intelligence provided ISIS intercepts in Russian plane crash case JERUSALEM (JTA)—Some of the intelligence intercepts being used to assess what happened to a Russian airplane that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula came from Israel....

 

Garden State and Jewish state share a table on food innovation

Food innovation is the next course in the storied U.S.-Israel partnership. Rutgers University's Food Innovation Center and Tel-Hai College in Israel's northern Galilee region recently announced the Ne...

 

For Reform Jews, some good news on engagement

(JTA)—While the 2013 Pew survey uncovered some disturbing evidence of lower levels of Jewish engagement among young people, the same survey contains several pieces of good news for Reform Jews—5,000 of whom are gathering this week in Orlando,...

 

A Taste in the Park first time a winner

The Jewish Pavilion's answer to this year's dilemma of what to do instead of A Walk in the Park since Crane's Roost Park is undergoing reconstruction was a huge success. There were 150 vendors set up...

 

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