Posts Tagged ‘ israel ’

How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

January 27, 2016
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How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

After Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, his papers were given to the University of Cambridge. Valuing his scientific manuscripts most, the university eventually decided to auction off what was left—Newton’s manuscripts on alchemy and theology. In 1936, on what was probably a rainy day in London, Sotheby’s held an…

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Israel’s Great Persian Deer Heist of 1978

January 6, 2016
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Israel's Persian Deer Heist of 1978

In the valleys of the Galilee, along the slopes of Mount Carmel, prance the rare…

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Baba Joon, Israel’s First Persian-Language Oscar Entry

January 4, 2016
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Baba Joon 7

Before a word is uttered in the new film, Baba Joon, we see the rolling…

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Exclusive Trailer for a Fabulous New Zionism Documentary

December 16, 2015
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CollidingDreams_posterFInal

Was Zionism a lifesaving ideology, or is it…

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Finding Home But Risking Your Family, in Jerusalem

November 13, 2015
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P.S. Jerusalem

When filmmaker Danae Elon became pregnant with her…

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Trekkie Fan Fiction: Where Rabin’s Descendants Live Long and Prosper

November 3, 2015
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Star Trek: Where Rabin's Descendants Live Long and Prosper

It’s been 20 years since Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination…

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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

October 21, 2015
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Decoding the Torah=Decoding Life. Or Something.

A blurb for Torah Codes: End to Darkness…

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The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift

October 12, 2015
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The 18-Year-Old Giving Haredi Fashion a Facelift

Ralph Lauren might have just stepped down as…

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A Sculptural Tribute to Israel’s Tragic Summer

September 29, 2015
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Pillar of Ash

With his arresting sculptural installation “Pillar of Ash,”…

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Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

September 21, 2015
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Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

It used to be that x-ray vision was…

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When the Israel Tennis Association Was Fined for Sitting Out Yom Kippur

September 17, 2015
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ilana berger

The story of Sandy Koufax sitting out Game…

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When Bibi Went to a Philly High School

August 20, 2015
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Bibi in High School

He was not into sock hops or the…

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