The Unique Ability of Seahorses: Among the Ocean’s Slowest Swimmers, Seahorses Snag Prey at Exceptional Speed

Seahorses are considered particularly poor swimmers. However, despite being relatively slow, they are adept at preying on small, quick-moving animals.  In a new study conducted at Tel Aviv University, researchers have succeeded in characterizing the incredible preying capability of seahorses, discovering that they can move their head up at the incredible speed of 0.002 seconds. […]

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Voodoo acquires Israeli gaming startup Beach Bum for $500 million

French mobile gaming company Voodoo acquires Israeli gaming startup Beach Bum for $500 million, according to Calcalist. This is Voodoo’s second acquisition of an Israeli company. Earlier this year it added Tel-Aviv-based gaming marketing platform Bidshake to its portfolio paying an unknown sum. Beach Bum is a mobile interactive game developer for players with challenges, […]

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Job in the Synagogue

Many books of the Hebrew Bible are read in synagogue. The Torah is read in full on a yearly cycle, with one of 54 Torah portions read each week (sometimes two are combined so that the Torah is completed in the year). Likewise, selections from the prophets (haftaraot) are also read each week. Five megillot […]

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Prof. Eliezer Rabinovici of the Hebrew University elected President Of CERN

Professor Eliezer Rabinovici, 24th President of the CERN Council (Image CERN) CERN Council in Geneva has been elected Professor Eliezer Rabinovici of the Hebrew University its 24th president. CERN, the world’s largest particle accelerator research center, is an organization of 23 countries, including Israel, the only non-European country. Israel joined as a full member in December […]

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‘I love New York a lot’: Naftali Bennett spends Jewish holiday at an Upper East Side synagogue after UN speech

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had a homecoming of sorts on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Monday evening. Observing the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, the final holiday of the Jewish fall festivals, Bennett visited Kehilath Jeshurun, the Orthodox synagogue he and his wife Galit attended when they lived in the neighborhood in the early […]

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Summary of the Book of Job

Job is one of three books in the Bible which, collectively, are known as the Wisdom Literature. (The other two are Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.) Unlike the other books of the Bible which deal more specifically with the Jewish people, these deal with universal questions about justice, piety and the nature of the universe. In fact, […]

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