Jewish Journal

  • Prenatal whole genome sequencing technology raises Jewish ethical questions

    by Joel N. Shurkin, JTA

    November 21, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Expectant mothers long have faced the choice of finding out the gender of their child while still in the womb.

    But what if parents could get a list of all the genes and chromosomes of their unborn children, forecasting everything from possible autism and future genetic diseases...

  • IDF live-tweeting Gaza offensive

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 14, 2012 | 3:05 pm

  • Microsoft Corp., Israel agree to strategic cooperation


    November 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israel and the Microsoft Corporation have agreed to a strategic cooperation to advance computing technology.

    Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer met on Monday in Israel with government officials to discuss the cooperation.

    A series of memorandums of understanding will be signed in the...

  • Israeli solar power pioneers take global step forward [UPDATE]


    October 30, 2012 | 11:00 am

    The president of Arava Power Company, Yosef Abramowitz, hired a Tel Aviv firm to raise $10 million to fund the development of solar fields outside Israel.

    DS Apex M&A Ltd. will help this new global venture expand the development of solar fields globally, Abramowitz said Sunday.

  • Criminalize anti-Semitic websites, Rome provincial council says in motion


    October 30, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.

    The council on Monday unanimously passed a motion voicing solidarity with Rome local official Carla Di Veroli and with the Rome Jewish...

  • Space center dedicated in Arab-Israeli city drops Ramon’s name


    October 24, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    A space center that opened in the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh was not named for the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon following opposition from city residents.

    The Taybeh Space Center was dedicated Tuesday. It was to be called the Ilan Ramon Space Center. Instead, under the name...

  • ‘Dead Jew’ is newest anti-Semitic phrase on French Twitter


    October 22, 2012 | 9:37 am

    Hundreds of French Twitter users wrote the phrase “a dead Jew” on Twitter after the company removed some anti-Semitic content.

    Twitter agreed to pull anti-Semitic materials offline on Oct. 19 after the Union of French Jewish Students threatened legal action. During that week, a...

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