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  • Adelson donation helps Israeli moon mission meet $37m budget

    April 11, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife have pledged $16.4 million to fund the Israeli SpaceIL mission to the moon.

    The donation by the American Jewish couple’s Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Family Foundation was reported Thursday on the Israeli science news site,...

  • Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft

    March 6, 2014 | 10:15 am

    It's only the size of a dishwasher and weighs as much as giant panda, but its inventors are hoping this spacecraft will go where no other Israeli vessel has gone before – to the moon.

    Working on a shoestring budget, the Israeli scientists and engineers building the shuttle -...

  • SpaceIL: Israel’s race to the moon

    By Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.

    That vision is not fantasy or chauvinistic braggadocio, but the sober prediction of Israel’s...

  • Lust, spectacle on a biblical scale: Why we love silent films

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 2, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Sure, you’ve heard of old movies, but one highlight of this year’s Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival reaches back 88 years, reviving the silent film “The Moon of Israel.”

    The revival fits right in with the rediscovery of the silent film genre, kick-started by the Oscar...

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  • Peres promotes Israeli moon probe

    December 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israeli space enthusiasts are taking part in an international moon-probe competition.

    President Shimon Peres cut the ribbon Thursday on Space IL, a nonprofit group that will compete for the international Google Lunar X Prize. The challenge is to become the first team to...

  • Israeli mission to moon for Google contest demands appeal to local donors

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Kfir Damari, Yonatan Winetraub and Yariv Bash were in Los Angeles last week in an effort to raise $10 million for the construction of a robot that they hope to send to the moon.

    The three Israelis are hoping to win the Google Lunar X Prize, which will award $20 million to the first...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Day by Day

    Even though it's summer, you can still learn a thing or two. The first thing you need to know about the Jewish calendar is that it is a lunar calendar -- following the phases of the moon. That means that each month has 29 or 30 days in it. The solar calendar (that's the...

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