New York’s Yiddish Press Is Thriving

Posted on December 17th, 2018
By Rose Waldman for Tablet Magazine


‘Der Yid,’ ‘Der Veker,’ ‘Di Tzeitung,’ ‘Der Blatt,’ ‘Maalos,’ ‘Moment,’ ‘Der Shtern,’ ‘Di Vokh,’ ‘Der Blik,’ and ‘Der Blitz’ all fill niches of Hasidic readership


Call it: A Tale of Two Hasidim. One of them, a man of about 20, stands at the entrance of a kosher supermarket riffling through the pages of Der Yid, the Satmar community’s Yiddish-language newspaper. The young man turns the pages, pauses here and there, and then sets the paper back onto the stack in front of him. He isn’t finished, though. A feast of publications lies before him in acrylic display boxes: newspapers, glossies, and chapbooks, all in Yiddish, each one more enticing than the other. Hard to decide which one to peruse next.

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University of Haifa Unveils New Campus In Shanghai

Posted on December 10th, 2018
By NoCamels Team


The University of Haifa and ECNU University of China officially unveiled a joint campus in Shanghai, the ‘Join Translational Science and Technology Research Institute,’ this week. The new campus is part of the Zizhu International Education Park in Shanghai and will focus on areas of study including biomedicine, neuroscience and environmental sciences, the university said in a statement.


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How an Israeli school was a magnet for Amazon choosing New York

Posted on December 3rd, 2018
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine


Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus will supply the talent for the retail giant's new headquarters.


After the Wall Street crisis of 2008 hit New York hard, Mayor Mike Bloomberg was looking to diversify the Big Apple's economy by transforming it into a haven for the tech industry. One of his first initiatives was a 2010 contest to find a new college that would serve as the epicenter for this tech boom. The winner was Cornell Tech, a joint collaboration between Cornell University and Israel's Technion Institute.

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Radio Interview: JM IN THE AM RADIO, the Jews of Kaifeng, China

Posted on November 26th, 2018
From Shavei.org


Nachum Segal of the Nachum Segal Network interviewed Michael Freund, Shavei Israel’s Chairman and Founder, about the Bnei Menashe Aliyah and the Jews of Kaifeng, China on live radio in Jerusalem.

During his interview, Michael raised important issues of history and the current status of lost and hidden communities all over the world, comparing the difficulties they faced in the field of confirming their connection with Judaism and a formal conversion years ago and nowadays. 

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Coworking Spaces With a Jewish Bent

Posted on November 19th, 2018
By Flora Tsapovsky for Tablet Magazine


They still have shared conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, and after-work parties. But they’ve also got kosher kitchens, sukkahs, and a commitment to Jewish values.


This month, coworking giant WeWork opened its first Jerusalem location. As part of its advance promotion, WeWork opened a temporary coworking space in a sukkah downtown a few weeks before the opening, combining a celebration of Sukkot traditions rooted in ancient times with very modern trappings, from free Wi-Fi to evening parties with DJs and bartenders. As offbeat as this might sound, it could serve as a metaphor for a direction that coworking spaces and Jewish communities are taking—toward each other.

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