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  • Israel buys Twitter name from porn site owner

    September 16, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Israel purchased the Twitter user name @israel from the owner of a pornographic website.

    Israel reportedly purchased the user name earlier this month from Israel Melendez, who chose it in 2007, when the Twitter micro blogging Internet service was first getting started, The New York...

  • Hitler likely had Jewish, African roots

    JTA

    August 24, 2010 | 10:05 am

    Adolf Hitler may have had both Jewish and African roots, DNA testing shows.

    Samples taken from some of the German Fuhrer’s relatives show that he was likely descended from some of the ‘sub-human’ races that he tried to destroy, according to research by Belgian journalist Jean-Paul...

  • Hebrew U. prof. garners top math prize

    JTA

    August 19, 2010 | 9:36 am

    A Hebrew University professor was one of four winners of a prize considered the Nobel of mathematics.

    Hebrew University professor Elon Lindenstrauss won the International Mathematical Union’s Fields Medal for his work in numbers theory. Lindenstrauss was cited for his work in...

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  • Just Like the Internet You See in the Movies

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 16, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    No Web sites that choke your browser.  No waiting for YouTube clips to buffer.  No email attachments too big to send.  No files that take forever to download.  No “Loading – please wait” messages, or spinning beach balls, or slowwwwly lengthening bars meant to tame your...

  • Google removes Nazi-themed Android apps

    JTA

    August 16, 2010 | 10:43 am

    Google removed Nazi-related applications from its Android downloads following protests from Jewish users.

    Google removed the apps from search results last Friday, according to PC Magazine. Google said in a statement that the apps were “upsetting” and violated the terms of service.

    ...
  • Rare coin discovered in Israel

    JTA

    August 12, 2010 | 11:45 am

    A 2,200-year-old coin discovered near Israel’s border with Lebanon is the heaviest gold coin ever found in Israel.

    The coin was discovered in late June at the Tel Kedesh archeological dig site near the border with Lebanon by a team of American archeologists, the Israel Antiquities...

  • iKaddish teaching mourner’s prayer

    JTA

    August 3, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    A new iPhone application teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer recited daily in synagogue.

    The free tutorial program iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch was released Monday by the Chicago-based Davka Corp.

    iKaddish displays the text of the Kaddish in the...

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