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By Cnaan Liphshiz
(JTA) — The City of Malmo in Sweden is working with the local Jewish community to resume the sale of kosher meat there following its suspension for technical and food safety reasons, municipal officials said.
The suspension was ordered Sept. 20 during a municipal inspection at the ICA Kvantum Malmborgs Limhamn shop, which had sold frozen kosher meat per an agreement with the leaders of Malmo’s Jewish community of several hundred people.
By TOI STAFF and AP; The Times of Israel
Arthur Ashkin revolutionized eye surgery with his invention of ‘optical tweezers’ that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with laser beam fingers
Arthur Ashkin, the Jewish American who on Tuesday became the oldest Nobel Prize laureate in history, said that even at 96 years old, science is still what motivates him each day.
by Jaime Bender for FromtheGrapevine
And the taste? More like thin oatmeal than the crisp, refreshing brews we enjoy today.
Have we been drinking beer longer than we've been eating bread?
That's the question emerging from an exciting find in a cave near Haifa, Israel, from a team of archaeologists from Stanford University, the University of Haifa and the Polish Academy of Sciences. The team, led by Chinese archaeology professor Li Liu, found a 13,000-year-old stone mortar that "accounts for the oldest record of man-made alcohol in the world,” Liu said.
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.
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.”
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.
For more articles, recipes, crafts, and ideas about the High Holiday visit Jvillage Network's High Holiday Guide.
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.
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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