Jewish Journal

Google removes Nazi-themed Android apps


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.... read full article

  • Rare coin discovered in Israel


    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


    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...

  • Israel Pushing for More Solar Power

    Adam Gonn, The Media Line

    July 28, 2010 | 10:41 am

    Israel’s Public Utilities Authority has announced a new initiative aimed at boosting the volume of solar power produced in the country.

    The authority announced on Wednesday that it would boost volume of solar power the government is willing to buy, while reducing by 25 percent the...

  • Russian Jewish mathematician rejects $1 million prize


    July 6, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    A reclusive Russian Jewish mathematician turned down a $1 million prize for solving a seemingly unsolvable math problem.

    Grigory “Grisha” Perelman told the Russian Interfax news agency on July 1 that he had turned down the prize for solving the Poincare conjecture from the Clay...

  • NASA official backed after saying outreach to Muslims is a priority


    July 6, 2010 | 4:22 pm

    The White House and NASA reportedly are standing behind NASA’s administrator for saying that his “foremost” mission is to reach out to the Muslim world.

    In a June 30 interview on June 30 with Al Jazeera, Charles Bolden said that “When I became the NASA administrator—or before I...

  • Social networks, games and virtual worlds are crossing unlikely boundaries.

    Jim Luce, Benjamin Joffe-Walt and Rachelle Kliger / The Media Line

    May 13, 2010 | 8:25 am

    A 14-year-old living in Haifa, Israel, sits by a laptop working all night with a 22-year-old Lebanese engineering student in an intense quest to kill a boss on the World of Warcraft. Over the course of many hours, together, the two unlikely teammates kill a number of creatures and...

  • Google buying its first Israeli company


    April 28, 2010 | 1:57 pm

    Google has acquired its first Israeli company.

    Google said Tuesday that it was buying the privately backed start-up Labpixies, which develops personalized Web site gadgets for Google’s personalized search page iGoogle and mobile devices.

    The deal has been estimated at $25 million....

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