Elad Mor, an Israeli mechanical engineer specializing in structural optic coatings, took a refreshment break while experimenting with transferring light onto surfaces without using pigments or dyes. When he raised the chilled drink to his lips, he had a eureka moment. Ice cubes come very close to the eyes of the...
When Joel Zacks and Linda Ginns each first visited Israel, on separate pre-college tours, they fell in love with the country. It was 1968, they were both 18 and had yet to meet. They returned to America, met during freshman orientation at Yeshiva University and fell in love again –...
The only problem with Sloppy Joes? They’re sloppy! Why make a mess when you can wrap it all up in an egg or spring roll wrapper and fry it to golden perfection?   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNieD07aqaI]
Paddington Bear, the adorable and iconic children’s book character, might have been a little bit Jewish — in spirit, at least. Michael Bond, author of the beloved Paddington Bear books, passed away at 91 on Wednesday. The author of children’s series that included characters such as Olga da Polga and...
Of all the kugels out there–potato, broccoli, sweet potato, and even carrot kugel–sweet noodle kugel is by far my favorite. Some are studded with raisins and cinnamon, some with dairy, some with cranberry. But we thought it would be fun to get a little wacky with noodle kugel and add some...
The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday, chaired by MK Moshe Gafne, gave its stamp of approval to lowering fees for passports and renewals. Beginning from the most expensive, one requiring issuance of a passport at Ben-Gurion Airport will pay 800 shekels according to the new fee; instead of 1,105 shekels...
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an ethnic intimidation bill introduced after the vandalism of about 175 headstones at a local cemetery. The Ethnic Intimidation and Institutional Vandalism bill signed last week, says that fines for desecrating objects will be applied to each individual act of vandalizing a headstone,...
When Wimbledon starts next week, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from Argentina, fresh off an impressive five-set duel with perennial star Novak Djokovic at the French Open earlier this month, is No. 37 in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings....
It’s amazing what kids absorb when they learn by example.   Give Beyond Your Friends and Family. When giving gifts (such as Chanukah or mishloach manos or anytime throughout the year) to teachers, friends, and family, remember the people like the plumber, the store clerks, the handyman, and the neighbor whose kitchen you...
Keeping a stocked pantry is a deep love of mine. I think it must run in my blood. My mother was also obsessed with having backups of all her favorite products in the basement: There was always boxes of pasta, cans of beans, soup and tons of stuff in...
Pete and Janna Linde own Meshuggah Bagels and planned to create a “crazy good” New York-style bagel with just the right chew. You won’t find blueberry or asiago cheese bagels at Meshuggah: Their kosher bagels are made from artisan flour and boiled before they are baked. And their quest for authenticity is paying...
Can a spacious warehouse in Suffern’s Spook Rock Industrial Park be “mitzvadik?” It can—and it is—when that warehouse is the new home of Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County! A festive chanukas habayis was held at the Tomche Shabbos warehouse on the evening of June 15, complete with music, speeches, an outdoor...
Potato knishes are one of those quintessential New York Jewish foods that are hard not to love. And somehow the square, pre-made $1 knishes from street carts are just as delicious as the more carefully prepared homemade kind that are round and stuffed with potato, kasha, spinach and other delights. Or maybe...
Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecution in Spain and Portugal, the three-room library is adjacent to Amsterdam’s majestic Portuguese Synagogue in the Dutch capital’s center. The 30,000-volume...
Brandeis University has received a $50 million gift — the largest single donation in the suburban Boston school’s 69-year history — to provide financial aid annually for hundreds of students. The gift from the estate of Rosaline and Marcia Cohn announced Tuesday by the university will establish the Jacob and...


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