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In Denmark, the world’s only happy Holocaust commemoration event

Posted on October 22nd, 2018
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (JTA) — All over the world, Holocaust commemoration events follow a certain protocol.

Somber affairs where participants dress in dark colors and modestly, they usually feature a soulful rendition of the “El Malei Rachamim,” prayer, or Merciful God, sung by an anguished cantor who names Nazi death camps and the horrible ways Jews were murdered there.

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Jewish community, Malmo officials working to resume kosher meat sales in Swedish city

Posted on October 15th, 2018
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.


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96-year-old Jewish Nobel Prize winner says he’s driven by science not accolades

Posted on October 8th, 2018
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.


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Stanford researchers discover a 13,000-year-old beer brewery in Israel

Posted on October 1st, 2018
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.

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Golfers enjoy gourmet BLTs delivered by drone onto course

Posted on September 24th, 2018
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.

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