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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... read full article

  • 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

    JTA

    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

    JTA

    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...

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  • 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

    JTA

    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....

  • From Dubai, An Assassination Tale

    By Danna Harman

    March 16, 2010 | 11:19 am

    He had a few minutes to call his brother in Gaza before his flight took off from Damascus, Syria. A cousin got on the line, too, and shared gossip from the Jabalya refugee camp, say family members. He told them to jot down the name of his hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He...

  • Meet the fastest tweet in the Jewish organizational world: William Daroff

    Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 2, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    Rain pouring in Jerusalem, tears streaming down the faces of fans of Team USA, tremors shaking Chile—and always, always lunch at Eli’s.

    You have entered the @Daroff tweet zone.

    William Daroff, the Washington director of Jewish Federations of North America, has taken the...

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