JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is now the proud owner of an apartment in downtown Tel Aviv. He inherited the 1 1/2-bedroom apartment from his former high school German teacher, Mina Yuditskaya Berliner, who died in December at 96, Ynet reported. Berliner left the apartment to Putin via the Russian...
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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...
Meat sushi is exactly what it sounds like - sushi that uses meat instead of fish. It's a new food trend that is making its way across the Jewish culinary world, but it's not a food that everyone is quite ready for because of the 6-hour commitment. Check out...
By Eddie Dvir By now everyone has either heard about the craze that has taken the globe by storm, the fidget spinner. Thousands of middle aged kids are spinning them in school, on the street or at your local shul. The fidget spinner is simple little colorful device that has a...
More than 100 prisoners at an Edinburgh prison are claiming to be Jewish so they can eat better-quality kosher meals, an official inspection report has revealed. “A significant number of prisoners had decided to move onto a kosher diet, which did not appear to be for wholly faith based reasons” HMIPS...
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...
Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday. In Yakutia — a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow — students routinely go to...
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.
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...
This snow tornado was recently caught on film in Austria, and it's kind of mesmerizing to watch. Check it out: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXZylhnkMoY]
(The Nosher) There are so many wonderful Jewish foods to enjoy: sabich and pastrami, kubaneh and knishes, babka and bimuelos. But there’s also some seriously cringe-worthy traditional Jewish foods that still grace many holiday and Friday night dinner tables. Of course there is the argument to be made that one man’s gefilte fish jelly is another man’s caviar....
(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...
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...
(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...


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