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Golfers enjoy gourmet BLTs delivered by drone onto course

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine 

North Dakota fairway is first in nation to offer the automated concierge service.

Waiting until you finish your round of golf to enjoy some food from the clubhouse restaurant is so 2017. Why is that? Because on Aug. 18, guests at the King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, North Dakota, experienced what was being called the first-ever food delivery service via drone on a golf course.

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A Very Jewish Town Feuds Over Israel Like Only Jews Can

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
By Aiden Pink for The Forward

Newton, Massachusetts is one of the most Jewish cities in the United States, with Jews making up between 20-30% of the Boston suburb’s population. Newton is so Jewish that there’s a part of town with three synagogues in a one-block radius. Newton is so Jewish that its Jewish population is not only mentioned on its Wikipedia page but also on Urban Dictionary. Newton is so Jewish that people, without any irony whatsoever, call it “Jewton.”

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In this Belgian city, a heatwave puts cherished Rosh Hashanah tradition on ice

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA

ANTWERP, Belgium (JTA) —Come autumn, hundreds of men and their children stream out of the dozens of synagogues of this Belgian city’s Jewish quarter, and walk quietly to its main park.

When they reach City Park, they gather around its vast pond and perform an ancient ritual called tashlich, the symbolic casting of breadcrumbs onto a body of water.  

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Nazi-confiscated pen helps ToI track down survivor’s son, rewrite family history

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND for The Times of Israel

International Tracing Service and Times of Israel journalist jointly find descendants of Istvan Rokza, to restitute his stripped possessions and unearth buried heritage

When Hungarian-Jewish teenager Istvan Rokza arrived at the Neuengamme concentration camp in northern Germany in late 1944, he had very little on him — only 20 pengo (then the Hungarian currency) and a “Tintenkuli,” a black stylograph-type pen. The Nazis confiscated these from Rokza, placing them in an envelope and listing the contents on the outside.


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Democrats In A Bind On Muslim Candidates

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
By STEWART AIN for The Jewish Week


Are tough critics of Israel a sign of the party’s future?

Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is running unopposed for a congressional seat in Michigan.

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears on the verge of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in a district that includes the eastern Bronx, Astoria, East Elmhurst and City Island.

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The sale of Azerbaijan’s Jewish community center deals a painful blow to a dwindling community

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:00am
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, is closing its Jewish community center in Baku due to changing demographics. A community of formerly 16,000 in 2000 now only has 8,000 Jews and is moving into a smaller space.

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Israeli runner wins European Athletics Championships gold

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:29am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter came in first in the women’s 10,000-meter run on August 8 in Berlin.

Last week, Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter made history by becoming the first Israeli to win a gold medal in the European Athletics Championships. Her turn on the podium came as a result of winning the women’s 10,000-meter run, which took place in Berlin on August 8.

She finished the race in 31:43:29, nine second ahead of second-place winner Susan Krumins of The Netherlands.

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Israeli fruit-fly lure helps save Togo’s mango crop

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

Hung on trees, Biofeed lures decreased infestation of two strains of flies by up to 95% in a recently completed initiation phase in Togo.


In the Central Valley of Togo, a mango grower named Yacuobuo started killing his trees due to fruit-fly infestation that has decimated his crop over the past three years.

In this main mango-growing region of Africa, many other small farmers face the same dilemma. And their loss extends to the “mango women” who sell the fruit at market.

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