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(JTA) — Seth Meyers’ newborn baby boy is named Axel Strahl Meyers. The Strahl in there might sound unusual, and that’s because it’s actually a surname — one that belonged to his wife’s grandparents, who were both Holocaust survivors. In a touching segment on his NBC show “Late Night with...
Here's a question that will ponder the halachic authorities. Can a person fulfill his obligation of doing bedikat chametz by having a smart vacuum like the iRobot do it for him? In this modern adaptation of the mitzvah, the proud owner of an iRobot retrofitted the device to include...
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (JTA) — For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the weeklong holiday, during which Jews are commanded to consume matzah to commemorate their ancestors’ hurried flight out of Egypt, demand for the famously tasteless cracker drops sharply. Except, that is, in the...
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Here's something you don't see everyday! A male Elsa impersonator thought it would be funny to dress up as the icy princess during the recent bouts of cold weather. When a van got stuck in front of his house, he generously offered a hand. The fact that he was...
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When you think of the ideal place to do a wedding photo shoot, you probably think of a beautiful park or garden or building or shul. But not this couple. Isabella Sablan and Michael Delvalle wanted to do their wedding photos somewhere that was fitting for their relationship, and...
(Kveller) How do you translate Green Eggs and Ham into Hebrew? It’s an extremely difficult feat. Dr. Seuss’s wonderful, rhyming children’s books are, in every possible way, an ode to the English language. Green Eggs and Ham, for example, is the perfect book for beginning language learners. It contains a mere 50 different...
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While some state authorities and financial regulators might deride bitcoin, more people are using the cryptocurrency in their everyday lives. This has recently become evident by divorce cases around the globe involving bitcoin, with the latest example coming from Israel. Bitcoin.com reports a rabbinical court in Israel is now facing a bitcoin-related...
Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes. Toronto firefighter Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis told investigators he doesn’t know what happened after...
(JTA) — Not even couscous is safe from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For decades, Israelis and Palestinians have fought over land. They’ve fought over history. They’ve fought over holy sites and religious doctrine and water sources. Now, apparently, they’re fighting over the delicious grain dish that I always buy when I...
What’s next for Uno? Dos, of course. Mattel is launching the new card game Dos next month in hopes of giving its nearly 50-year-old Uno brand a second life. Dos has similar rules as Uno, except players make two piles of cards and can throw down two cards at a...
What do you get when you cross the ever-popular fidget spinner with a kosher phone? A Kosher phone spinner? See the clip below from Yideo Clips' Facebook page to see it in action.


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