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  • Letters to the Editor: Milk, languages, kindergarten, breakfast, philanthropy

    June 27, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    More on Milk

    Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is restirring a tempest in a glass of milk (“How Kosher Is Your Milk,” June 22). This issue was addressed in great detail in the fall 2007 issue of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society in the article “The Kashrut of Commercially...

  • Hebrew support for Siri in development

    November 30, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Apple reportedly is developing add-ons for the Siri interface that will include support for Hebrew, among other languages.

    Sources told the iPhones.co.il website that Nuance, a company working directly with Apple, has rented a studio where sound bites and sentences are being recorded in Hebrew. Nuance is using a special developer’s iPhone app to make the recordings.

    The report does not guarantee that iOS 5.1, the forthcoming software update for iPhone, will support Hebrew.

  • Schools to Teach Ein Bisel Yiddish

    By Sarah Price Brown

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Linguists have predicted that within 100 years, more than half of the 6,000 languages that exist today will disappear.

    For a long time, it's looked as though Yiddish was among those bound for extinction, but scholars and Yiddish speakers, as well as some Jews who remember their...

  • She’s 88 and Going Like 60 Volunteering

    By Ellie Kahn

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Imagine this situation: You've arrived at LAX after hours of sitting in an airplane from Italy. You've waited in line to get through customs, lugged your suitcases from the baggage claim and you finally emerge to locate your relatives. But they're nowhere to be found, and you don't...

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  • Image and Reality in L.A.

    By Yuval Rotem

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Critics say Los Angeles is all image. The city, they claim, presents an illusion to the world much like the movies Hollywood projects on its big screens. The myth goes that it's a city of facades, with the favored tools are the editor's airbrush or the plastic surgeon's scalpel....

  • Everyday Hebrew

    By Adam Wills

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Meseret Rubin started learning modern Hebrew for the sake of her family.

    Rubin and her Israeli husband, Amir, are raising their two children in a Westside home where any one of four languages are spoken at any given time. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the...

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