Jewish Journal

  • Hebrew U. prof. garners top math prize


    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...

  • 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


    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


    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...

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