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St. Louis Jewish Light

The discovery of the deep-sea hotspot could shed light on the sustainability of marine ecosystems. Photo courtesy of University of Haifa, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat joint project.

Huge deep-sea shark hotspot found off coast of Tel Aviv

Naama Barak , Israel21c August 15, 2021

Hundreds of deep-water sharks and the largest concentration of deep-sea shark eggs ever found were recently discovered off the coast near Tel Aviv, in what is one of the most significant discoveries of marine habitats in Israel. The hotspot that...

A color composite of the electron-capture supernova 2018zd (the large white dot on the right) and the host starburst galaxy NGC 2146 (toward the left). Credit: NASA/STScI/J. DePasquale; Las Cumbres Observatory

Tel Aviv University may have uncovered a clue to a 1,000-year-old astrophysical mystery

Brian Blum August 5, 2021

(Israel21c) - Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the University of Tokyo have identified a rare “electron-capture” supernova, and in the process, may have shed light on an astrophysical mystery dating back nearly 1,000 years. An electron-capture...

Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid

Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid

February 26, 2020

From left to right: Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, the leaders of the Blue and White coalition, at the announcement of their alliance in Tel Aviv, Feb. 21, 2019. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Bill on Israel’s African migrants has their advocates crying foul

Bill on Israel’s African migrants has their advocates crying foul

Dima Vazinovich December 4, 2013

Many Israelis, including whites, blacks. Arabs and Bedouins marched to Rabin Square in Tel Aviv during a human rights rally on 9 December 2011 marking the 63nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some 7,000 people attended the rally...

Friday Five: Eliezer Shkedy, Jo Aleh, Dr. Donald Liu, Robert Magid, Perry Farrell

By Adam Soclof, JTA August 10, 2012

Former Israel Air Force commander Eliezer Shkedy has confronted a lot of aviation decisions in his life, but none were quite like this. This week, the El Al Airlines CEO faced a fluke airfare that appeared online for three hours on Monday and set off...

Matisyahu

‘Spark Seeker’ shows Matisyahu’s artistic evolution

By Barry Gilbert, Special to the Jewish Light August 8, 2012

“Well those Tel Aviv girls really knock me out,” Matisyahu sings on his new CD, “Spark Seeker.” Well, no, he doesn’t, but “Tel Aviv’n” is such an accessible blast of L.A. cool coming after 10 tracks of self-help aphorisms that it’s easy...

A computer glitch in travel agency websites helped thousands to book El Al flights from the U.S. to Israel at an extremely low cost.

Snafu sends Israel travelers flying on air with low-priced tickets

By Adam Soclof, JTA August 7, 2012

NEW YORK — Two months ago, Miriam Leichtling’s parents lost their jobs within a week of each other.For several months, Leichtling, a New York designer who has led several organized trips to Israel, had been agonizing over how to scrape together enough...

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman’s Jewish wedding, Lollapalooza coming to Israel, Dr. Ruth’s Olympic urges

By Uri Fintzy, 6NoBacon August 7, 2012

SIX DEGREES (NO BACON)/JEWISH CELEBRITY ROUNDUP NEW YORK — Mazel tov to Natalie Portman! The Oscar-winning Jewish starlet tied the knot Saturday night with Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while rehearsing for the blockbuster “Black Swan.” In a...

Campers at Camp Havaya in the Ayanot Youth Village in central Israel participating in Saturday morning prayers, July 29, 2012.

Israeli summer camps venture into Jewish identity building

By Ben Sales, JTA July 29, 2012

AYANOT, Israel -- Raised in a small and intimate Jewish community, Gal Herman, 14, has always been active in his local Reform youth group, attending services and participating in events. So it was an easy decision to spend summer at the Reform sleepaway...

In her new video, Sarah Silverman is offering to scissor billionaire Sheldon Adelson if he gives Obama’s reelection campaign $100 million instead of Romney’s campaign.

Friday Five: Sarah Silverman, Jill Stein, Moshe Silman, Abigail Disney, Brian Flynn and Ryan Parry

By Adam Soclof, JTA July 20, 2012

Sarah Silverman is at it again. On Monday, she released a video offering to perform a sex act on billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson if he redirects his millions toward President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and away from Mitt Romney. The producers...

Survivors of the terror attack on the Israeli tour bus in Burgas, Bulgaria, returning to Israel with the help of the Israeli Air Force, July 19, 2012.

Survivor of Bulgaria attack recalls ‘hellish’ scene

By Ben Sales, JTA July 19, 2012

TEL AVIV (JTA) -- Vered Kuza was standing with her daughter, Amit, on an airport shuttle bus at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, when she suddenly heard a blast. “It’s an attack!” Kuza, 54, shouted at Amit, 26. “We need to get...

Finding the right balance in Israel’s deportation dilemmas

By Elli Fischer, Jewish Ideas Daily July 11, 2012

Migrants in search of freedom or economic opportunity are inevitably attracted to developed countries; no less inevitably, some citizens react negatively, even violently, as neighborhoods change and cheap labor threatens livelihoods. Historically, the...

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