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  1. Florida rabbi who protested Donald Trump loses his jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | The Times of Israel

    A Florida rabbi must leave his pulpit after his protest of Donald Trump's speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference riled congregants. David Paskin, who serves as rabbi of the Conservative Temple Beth David synagogue in the south Florida city of Palm Beach Gardens, will leave his position in July. 15 comments

  2. In the wake of Orlando, rabbis call for action, not prayer, against gun violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | The Times of Israel

    Rabbi Menachem Creditor was about to commence Shavuot morning services at his Berkeley, California synagogue when he was told about the Orlando shooting on June 12. His first reaction, he said, was "rage." "You feel like you take one step forward and then you're assaulted yet again by just an unspeakable horror," said Creditor, a founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence .


  3. Rabbi who protested Vietnam War with Ali to speak at his funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | The Times of Israel

    Items are seen at a makeshift memorial to the boxer outside the Muhammad Ali Center, June 6, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski An American rabbi who protested alongside Muhammad Ali against the Vietnam war in the 1960s has been invited to speak at the boxing legend's funeral and memorial service in Kentucky on Friday.


  4. Debut novel offers 70-year study of tragedy's mystical ripplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 29 | The Times of Israel

    While many authors subscribe to the axiom "write what you know," author Amy Gottlieb's maxim might very well be "write what you don't know, but want to know more about." In her debut novel "The Beautiful Possible" Gottlieb explores the boundaries of desire, doubt, love, marriage, and faith.


  5. Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg opens up to UC grads about her deep griefRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | The Times of Israel

    Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for the first time publicly described the depth of her grief following the death of her husband - at a commencement speech at the University of California, Berkeley. Dave Goldberg, the 47-year-old CEO of Survey Monkey, died suddenly in May 2015 after sustaining a head trauma when he fell off of a treadmill while vacationing with his family in Mexico.


  6. Student says US airline booted him for speaking ArabicRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | The Times of Israel

    A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the US as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in Arabic. Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday that the passenger, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, was taken off the April 9 flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, for questioning and the plane took off while that was happening.


  7. How much electricity does a bottle of beer take? Israeli start-up Lightapp knowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2016 | The Times of Israel

    How much electricity goes into a roll of paper towels? How much water does it take to process the hops that go into a bottle of beer? How does the weather affect the tire manufacturing business? The answers to those questions are in the data, but extracting that data in a manufacturing setting is difficult without the energy monitoring system developed by Herzliya-based Lightapp Technologies. Over 150 factories in Israel use the company's sensor-based monitoring software to precisely measure, and better control, the amount of resources that go into each item they produce.


  8. Budapest names promenade for late Jewish congressman Tom LantosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | The Times of Israel

    A promenade in Budapest has been named after the late US Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the Congress. The Tom Lantos Promenade, which was inaugurated Monday, is located near the school the late congressman attended in the Hungarian capital during his teenage years.


  9. Meet the Jewish woman getting ready to live on MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2015 | The Times of Israel

    Dr. Sheyna Gifford - a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast - is preparing to live on Mars. Gifford, 36, will join five other crew members in the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation habitat for a simulated space mission to Mars, slated to launch on Friday, Aug. 28. For the next 365 days, she and the others will be isolated inside a geodesic dome that's 36 feet in diameter.


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