Jewish Journal

  • Intel to invest $2.7 billion on Israel plant


    January 19, 2011 | 10:59 am

    The U.S. chip-maker Intel Corp. will invest $2.7 billion to upgrade its plant in southern Israel.

    The Kiryat Gat plant will start producing the next generation of 22-nanometer chips in December, Intel announced at a news conference Tuesday.

    The investment in upgrading the plant includes a $210 million grant from the Israeli government.

    Intel also will be hiring 1,000 new workers for the new production line. It will be the second plant in the world to manufacture the new chips.

    The company already employs more than 7,000 people in Israel, according to reports.

  • iPhone app brings Western Wall closer


    December 30, 2010 | 9:25 am

    Using a new iPhone application, the Western Wall is only a touch away.

    The new application, the Kotel Application, which was released this week in Hebrew, English and Russian by the Western Wall Heritage Center, permits users to see a live video feed of the Western Wall Plaza. They can also send a note to the wall and use the application’s compass to pray in the direction of the wall.

    The application is free at Apple’s iTunes store.

  • Oldest ancient teeth found in Israeli cave

    December 28, 2010 | 10:15 am

    Eight teeth found in a cave in central Israel are reportedly the earliest remains of Homo sapiens ever discovered.

    The teeth, discovered in a cave near...

  • iPad comes to Israel


    December 22, 2010 | 5:16 pm

    The iPad is now officially available in Israel.

    Apple’s official Israeli representative iDigital and Office Depot began selling the devices Tuesday, more...

  • English, Hebrew and the brain’s language-reading process

    by Jason G. Goldman

    November 30, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    Is the English-reading brain somehow different from the Hebrew-reading brain? You might not expect any major differences; after all, both languages are...

  • Ancient Roman bathhouse uncovered in Jerusalem


    November 22, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    An 1,800-year-old bathing pool was discovered in excavations prior to the construction of a men’s mikveh in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.

    The pool...

  • Israel to participate in pilot YouTube project


    November 17, 2010 | 12:20 pm

    Israel will take part in a pilot program to encourage Israeli advertising agencies to allocate more resources to advertising on YouTube.

    During the...

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