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  • Bob Dylan speech at Nobel: Never had time to ask myself if my songs were literature

    December 12, 2016 | 11:20 am

    Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan said in a speech read at the Nobel Prize awards presentation that he “never could have imagined” that he would receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    “If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have...

  • Faith and doubt:  S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize, 50 years later

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    December 7, 2016 | 11:08 am

    On Dec. 10, 1966, Shabbat in Stockholm ended at 3:55 p.m. This gave Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon; his wife, Esther; and their daughter, Emunah, exactly 35 minutes to travel from the Grand Hotel to the Stockholm Concert Hall, where Agnon would receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

    ...
  • Report: Bob Dylan still has not mentioned Nobel Prize

    October 18, 2016 | 9:57 am

    American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has not been in contact with the Swedish Academy since it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature last week.

    Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

    Sara Danius, the permanent...

  • Bob Dylan and Philip Roth bring it all back home

    October 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    As a fan who runs the “Bob Dylan: Tangled Up in Jews” website, I should be ecstatic at the Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to the writer whose words have been the soundtrack to my life since I first sang them at a Jewish summer camp some 40-odd years ago.

    However, as an editor...

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  • Online streaming of Dylan music jumps 500 percent

    October 17, 2016 | 1:55 pm

    Online streaming of Bob Dylan’s music has increased by more than 500 percent since announcement of his 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    The Spotify digital music platform said Friday, a day after the prize was announced, that streams of Dylan songs increased by 512 percent and...

  • The German Nobelist who defied Hitler

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 1, 2015 | 8:21 am

    The auction of a Nobel Prize gold medallion on Thursday (4/30) has brought unexpected attention to a German professor who shielded Jewish students during the Hitler era and defended anti-Nazi resistors.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded in 1927 to Heinrich Otto Wieland, a...

  • Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank:  Soul Sisters

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 10, 2014 | 9:03 am

    There are only two religions: Love and hate: The decent and the indecent.

    Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank could have been sisters, though Muslim and Jew.

    Children are born with only love in their hearts.  Hate is taught by the uneducate, by the indecent, or by evil adults.

    We...

  • Modiano, writer of memory and guilt under Nazi occupation, wins Nobel literature prize

    October 9, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature for works that made him "a Marcel Proust of our time" with tales often set during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday.

    Relatively unknown outside of France...

  • Gary Becker, Nobel Prize-winning economist, dies

    May 5, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, has died.

    Becker, who won the Nobel in economic sciences in 1992, died Saturday in Chicago. He was 83.

    A professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago, Becker also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was known for applying economic analysis to human behavior and daily life.

    His teacher and mentor was Milton Friedman, also a University of Chicago economist and fellow Nobel Prize winner.

    Becker, who was Jewish, was best known for his work in labor economics.

  • U. of Haifa profs slam withholding honorary doctorate over politics

    January 10, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    University of Haifa faculty members protested the university’s decision not to award an honorary doctorate to a Nobel Prize-winning Israeli economist over his right-wing political views.

    More than 150 faculty members signed a petition against the decision by the university’s...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 14, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Fighting unemployment

    Nowadays, at a time of economic challenges, fighting unemployment is a daily struggle almost all countries face. According to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel succeeds in winning this battle. From 232,000 unemployed Israelis in...

  • Year in Review: Highlights of 5773

    September 4, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, here’s a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773.

    September 2012

    Sept. 19: Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish supermarket near Paris, injuring one. The incident is part of a major increase in attacks...

  • On Einstein and God

    November 8, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    On October 8, 2012, a handwritten letter was set for auction on e-bay.  It sold, 10 days later, with a winning bid of over $3M.  The handwritten letter was penned by Albert Einstein to Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind in January 1954, a year before Einstein’s death.  In the...

  • This Week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 5, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Former Israeli journalist, Shlomo Nakdimon, one of the most respected political correspondents in the history of Israel, will be given a lifetime award by the Israeli Journalists Association. Nakdimon has a major part in the history of Israel, and in the world of media. In his...

  • Two American economists win Nobel Prize

    October 15, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley, American economists with ties to Israeli universities, won the Nobel Prize for economics.

    The professors won the prize, called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, for their research in how to make economic markets work better by more...

  • Jewish economist Alvin Roth ‘surprised,’ ‘delighted’ by Nobel Prize

    October 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    U.S. economist Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday with colleague Lloyd Shapley, was "surprised" and "delighted" when he got the midnight call at his California home telling him he had won.

    "I am having my first sip of coffee right now," said Roth,...

  • Jewish doctor from New York co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    October 10, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Brian K. Kobilka, a researcher at California’s Stanford University.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 went to the scientists for “groundbreaking...

  • French Jew, American researcher share Nobel Prize in Physics

    October 9, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Serge Haroche, a French-Jewish physicist, has won the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with David Wineland from the United States.

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 went to the scientists "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual...
  • German poet Gunther Grass slams Israel in second poem

    October 1, 2012 | 9:26 am

    Gunter Grass, Germany's Nobel Prize-winning author, has published another poem criticizing Israeli policy.

    The poem also praises Mordechai Vanunu, who served 18 years in prison after being convicted in 1988 of treason and espionage for leaking Israel's nuclear secrets to the...

  • The week that was in Israel

    By Uri Dromi

    December 16, 2011 | 10:39 am

    Two Israelis made world headlines this week. In freezing Stockholm, Prof. Dan Shechtman of the Haifa Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology) won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In sunny Perth, Australia, Lee Korzits won the gold medal at the women’s Sailing World Championships,...

  • Nobel winner Shechtman stresses education, entrepreneurship

    December 12, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Accepting his Nobel Prize, Israel’s Dan Shechtman encouraged entrepreneurship among the young.

    Shechtman, of the Haifa Technion, became the 10th Israeli to win the world’s most prestigious prize at Saturday’s annual Nobel ceremony in Stockholm.

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences...

  • What is it about Israel that wins Nobels?

    October 11, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Dan Shechtman remembers the day he was kicked out of a research group because of the theory that last week won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

    “Read this book. What you say is impossible,” the group leader at the National Bureau of Standards in Maryland, where Shechtman was...

  • Israeli among 4 Jewish scientists to win Nobels

    October 5, 2011 | 9:16 am

    An Israeli scientist won the 2011 Nobel Prize for chemistry, and Jewish scientists also took prizes in physics and medicine.

    Daniel Shechtman, 70, a distinguished professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, was announced as a Nobel winner on Wednesday for his...

  • Two Jewish scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine

    October 4, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    The Nobel Prize for medicine reportedly was awarded to two Jewish scientists, Ralph Steinman and Bruce Beutler.

    The prize was given Monday for discoveries on the immune system, Israel National News reported. Half was awarded to Steinman, with the other half to be split between...

  • Baruj Benacerraf, 90, Nobel Prize winner

    August 3, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Baruj Benacerraf, who shared a Nobel Prize in 1980 for medicine for breakthroughs in immunology, and later headed Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, died Aug. 2 at 90.

    Benacerraf and other researchers discovered that immune reactions are controlled by genes. The Nobel...

  • Briefs: Krugman wins Nobel Prize, UWash cops sue for discrimination

    October 16, 2008 | 12:50 am

    Krugman Wins Nobel for Economics

    Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times, won the Nobel Prize for economics. Krugman, who also teaches at Princeton University, won for his analysis of international trade patterns, the newspaper reported Monday.

    Krugman, who is Jewish, has...

  • Happy birthday to me

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 21, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Not long ago, a guy I know, a good guy who to all outward appearances seems happy and successful, replied to a birthday e-mail I sent him at work -- "go home and blow out some candles" -- with this:

    "I'm 40-f---ing-8, give me a break. They tell me that's close to 50, but I refuse...

  • Why is this award different from all others?

    By Gina Nahai

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'm sitting with my husband in the packed and darkened auditorium at Royce Hall in UCLA. It's the night of the LA Times Book Prizes, but we might as well be at some Hollywood awards show: The stage is decorated like the set of a movie -- Sean Penn is sitting two seats to my right;...
  • Israelis, Palestinians deserve US/Euro push for peace

    By M.J. Rosenberg

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The other day, I read excerpts from a speech given in Israel by professor Robert Aumann, an Israeli who emigrated from the United States and who won last year's Nobel Prize in Economics.

    The thrust of Aumann's speech was that he doubted that Israel would survive another half...

  • Community Briefs

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust Memorial Rites at Pan Pacific Park Draw 2,000

    Although their numbers are thinning with age, Shoah survivors comprised most of the audience of about 2,000 at the annual Holocaust remembrance service Sunday at Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax district.

    Hungarian survivor Eva...

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