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Tennis Anyone? (Just Not on Shabbat)

September 22, 2014, by

As the New York Post reports, a group of Orthodox Jewish men on Long Island “served” a lawsuit to the Unites States Tennis Association, for refusing to reschedule a tournament that would force them to play on Shabbat. Read the full article.

Green Eggs, No Ham

September 19, 2014, by

What happens when Jew in the City (JITC) finds herself in a Dr. Seuss-like world with “Survivor” winner Ethan Zohn? Enjoy Jew in the City’s first animated short – just in time for the high holidays!

71 Years Later, Sobibor Gas Chambers Unearthed

September 17, 2014, by

The gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp, where some 250,000 Jews perished between April 1942 and October 1943, have been uncovered in an archaeological dig, bringing to a close an eight-year search, Yad Vashem announced on Wednesday. “Finally, we have reached our goal – the discovery of the gas chambers. We were amazed at

Edible Parsha Project: Nitzavim-Vayelech

September 16, 2014, by

Nitzavim Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and

Egypt Wants Its Gold Back

September 15, 2014, by

The Jews who left Egypt during the Exodus stole Egyptian gold and treasures and must be made to pay back what they took – with interest, an Egyptian political scientist has claimed. Ammar Ali Hassan told Egypt’s Channel 1 in a July interview translated by MEMRI, “We know for a fact that Moses was in

All Ashkenazi Jews Should Test For Cancer Gene, Study Says

September 12, 2014, by

The research, conducted at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, found high rates of ovarian and breast cancer whether or not there was family history of the disease. Of the randomly selected women and men who tested positively for the genetic mutation in the BRCA genes, about half had a history of cancer in the family

Extra! Extra! New OU Publications Available for Viewing

September 11, 2014, by

You’ve got plenty of reading ahead of you this yom tov season with the latest editions of some of the Orthodox Union’s most-popular publications. Jewish Action and its supplements, including the ever-popular Guide to Passover, are a benefit of OU membership, which can be had for the annual rate of just $54. Learn more Click

Does Israel Have the Answer to Ebola?

September 8, 2014, by

Protalix, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company located outside of the northern city of Carmiel, said Saturday that it has the resources to produce the experimental Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has recently run out. In an interview with Channel 2, Protalix’s Dr. Yossi Shaaltiel, the executive vice president of research and development said: “Today our production capacity

Study Sheds Light on Jews of the Titanic

September 8, 2014, by

How many Jews were aboard the Titanic before it sank? This question will likely forever remain unanswered. “According to the White Star Line company’s list, there were several hundred Jews onboard,” says Eli Moskowitz, who studied the story of the Jewish passengers on the most famous ship in history, which sank 102 years ago, claiming