Mishmash

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August 8, 2013

Israeli techies have developed an app to show snorers just how often and how loud their nighttime habit is. According to an article published by “Israel21c,” Snoring U is a $5 application you can download from the Internet for your smartphone or tablet. The app won’t only monitor your snoring lows and highs during the CONTINUE »

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BY Richard J. Fein
August 8, 2013

Brick House Books, Inc., 2012, 90 pages Richard J. Fein, poet, essayist and Yiddishkeit maven, has published a compilation of his work related to the first book of Torah, Genesis. There is a play on words here as well, as Fein muses about his own relationship to Yiddish and how the language and its nuances CONTINUE »

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August 1, 2013

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BY The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
July 31, 2013

With rising temperatures and severe droughts worldwide, water has become a scarce commodity. For desert countries such as Israel, this is nothing new — making the quest for a consistent water supply a priority. But through forward thinking, the country has managed to build four desalination plants, removing salt and waste from the Mediterranean Sea CONTINUE »

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BY Yair Zakovitch
July 31, 2013

Yale University Press, 2012 216 pages There have been dozens of attempts to write biographies of major biblical characters. Some attempt to delve into a character through the pshat, simple meaning of the text. Others look toward midrash, traditional and modern interpretation, to fill out a character. Still others use modern scholarly techniques to get CONTINUE »