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  • Jewish tech billionaire gives $100M to Stephen Hawking’s search for aliens

    1 week ago

    A Jewish-Russian tech billionaire is teaming up with renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to launch an unprecedented search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.

    Yuri Milner, an investor in tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Spotify, is dedicating $100 million to the...

  • Stephen Hawking’s worst nightmare? Golem 2.0

    January 6, 2015 | 3:09 pm

    Stephen Hawking is much in the news these days. His personal story, the subject of the recently released film “The Theory of Everything,” is already spoken of as an Oscar contender. Diagnosed in 1963 with the dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease and given two years to live, he went on to a...

  • Cutting out the drool: How Hollywood sanitizes disease and disability

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    December 10, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    When I was growing up and going to the movies almost every weekend, I rarely saw a character with any type of disability or life-threatening disease featured in a film, unless it was a three-hankie movie like “Love Story,” in which the female lead, Ali MacGraw, seemed to get more...

  • Is BDS working?

    June 24, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    In the United States, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has caused Jewish leaders considerable grief but achieved few tangible results. A handful of college student groups have passed resolutions on the subject, but no far no university has...

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  • The new wave

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 12, 2013 | 12:26 pm

    The world's most famous scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking was supposed to arrive in Israel this month. Hawking, 71, a world-renowned theoretical physicist, was invited to participate the high- profile Presidential Conference in Jerusalem named "Facing Tomorrow"," which will also...

  • Stephen Hawking rejects the Zionism of Einstein

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 14, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Has Stephen Hawking really left the company of Albert Einstein, an avowed Zionist who worked to create the State of Israel, and replaced him with the august company of Elvis Costello and other Israel boycotters?

    I hosted Hawking for a lecture at Oxford in 1998 where I introduced...

  • This week in power: Syria airstrikes, Scottish church, Beck comparison, Hawking retreat

    By Danny Groner

    May 9, 2013 | 3:51 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Serious about Syria
    "Israeli airstrikes in Syria on Iranian weapons destined for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia could be seen as heralding wider international involvement in Syria’s...

  • After erroneous denials, Stephen Hawking affirms boycott of Israel

    May 8, 2013 | 10:30 am

    British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking clarified Wednesday that he decided to cancel a planned visit to Israel to adhere to an academic boycott of the Jewish state.

    Earlier on Wednesday, University of Cambridge spokesman Tim Holt said Hawking's cancellation of the trip planned...

  • May 8, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2013 | 3:09 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. and Russia Plan Conference Aimed at Ending Syrian War

    To Read: Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns shares his view on the different ways America can promote democracy in today's Middle East-

    Democratic reform can proceed in different ways and...

  • The Cosmos, Oneness and Judaism

    By Roger Price

    May 3, 2013 | 9:29 am

      The psalmist and the skeptic and the prophet and the professor look at the universe in which we find ourselves, see the same stars, feel the warmth of the same sun, hear thunder pealing from the same sky, understand the processes by which nature unfolds in spring, retreats in...

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