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Israel’s Teva Partners With UK’s Cancer Research Technology to Develop Cancer Drugs September 16, 2013 12:09 pm

Israel’s Teva Partners With UK’s Cancer Research Technology to Develop Cancer Drugs

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) and Cancer Research...

Tel Aviv University, China’s Tsinghua University to Create XIN Life Sciences Center in China September 13, 2013 5:39 pm

Tel Aviv University, China’s Tsinghua University to Create XIN Life Sciences Center in China

Tel Aviv University and China’s Tsinghua University signed a broad-reaching collaboration...

Turcas Petrol Proposes 470 KM, $2.5 Billion Pipeline to Connect Israel’s Leviathan Gas Well to Turkey September 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Turcas Petrol Proposes 470 KM, $2.5 Billion Pipeline to Connect Israel’s Leviathan Gas Well to Turkey

Turkish pipeline operator Turcas Petrol has proposed to develop and construct a $2.5 billion,...

Israeli Instant Messaging Start-up ‘fring’ Reportedly Acquired for $50 Million September 13, 2013 8:27 am

Israeli Instant Messaging Start-up ‘fring’ Reportedly Acquired for $50 Million

Israeli instant messaging start-up fring Ltd. was acquired by U.S. cloud communications...

Israeli Charities Profit from Google’s Waze Acquisition September 10, 2013 10:36 am

Israeli Charities Profit from Google’s Waze Acquisition

Google’s recent acquisition of Israeli navigation app Waze is a coup for the country’s...

World’s First ‘No Blood’ Glucose Monitor for Diabetics; Developed by Israeli Start-Up Cnoga Medical September 9, 2013 10:19 pm

World’s First ‘No Blood’ Glucose Monitor for Diabetics; Developed by Israeli Start-Up Cnoga Medical

Israel’s Cnoga Medical Ltd. has developed a blood glucose monitor for diabetics that...

Oil Discovered in Israel’s Yam 3 Offshore Field, Could Generate $11 Billion September 9, 2013 9:44 pm

Oil Discovered in Israel’s Yam 3 Offshore Field, Could Generate $11 Billion

Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Ltd. (TASE: SOG) has discovered oil at Israel’s Yam 3...

Moody’s Ratifies Israel’s A1 Credit Rating August 16, 2013 9:09 am

Moody’s Ratifies Israel’s A1 Credit Rating

International credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday confirmed Israel’s...

Israel Tourism to Break Records in August; El Al Surges to Q2 Profit, Orders 6 New 737s August 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Israel Tourism to Break Records in August; El Al Surges to Q2 Profit, Orders 6 New 737s

Tourism to Israel is set to break a record in August, with the increased traffic also boosting...

TIAA-CREF Confirms SodaStream Stock Holding in Latest Filing, Exposes BDS Fail August 15, 2013 11:42 am

TIAA-CREF Confirms SodaStream Stock Holding in Latest Filing, Exposes BDS Fail

TIAA-CREF, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund,...

Apple Buys Defunct Israeli TV Guide App Matcha.TV August 15, 2013 10:59 am

Apple Buys Defunct Israeli TV Guide App Matcha.TV

Apple Inc., the world’s largest technology company, has recently acquired defunct Israeli...

IBM to Buy Israeli Company for $630 Million August 15, 2013 8:34 am

IBM to Buy Israeli Company for $630 Million

JNS.org – Technology giant IBM announced Thursday that it plans to acquire Israeli security...

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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