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University of Haifa Unveils New Campus In Shanghai

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00am
By NoCamels Team


The University of Haifa and ECNU University of China officially unveiled a joint campus in Shanghai, the ‘Join Translational Science and Technology Research Institute,’ this week. The new campus is part of the Zizhu International Education Park in Shanghai and will focus on areas of study including biomedicine, neuroscience and environmental sciences, the university said in a statement.


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How an Israeli school was a magnet for Amazon choosing New York

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00am
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine


Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus will supply the talent for the retail giant's new headquarters.


After the Wall Street crisis of 2008 hit New York hard, Mayor Mike Bloomberg was looking to diversify the Big Apple's economy by transforming it into a haven for the tech industry. One of his first initiatives was a 2010 contest to find a new college that would serve as the epicenter for this tech boom. The winner was Cornell Tech, a joint collaboration between Cornell University and Israel's Technion Institute.

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Radio Interview: JM IN THE AM RADIO, the Jews of Kaifeng, China

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
From Shavei.org


Nachum Segal of the Nachum Segal Network interviewed Michael Freund, Shavei Israel’s Chairman and Founder, about the Bnei Menashe Aliyah and the Jews of Kaifeng, China on live radio in Jerusalem.

During his interview, Michael raised important issues of history and the current status of lost and hidden communities all over the world, comparing the difficulties they faced in the field of confirming their connection with Judaism and a formal conversion years ago and nowadays. 

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Coworking Spaces With a Jewish Bent

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:00am
By Flora Tsapovsky for Tablet Magazine


They still have shared conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, and after-work parties. But they’ve also got kosher kitchens, sukkahs, and a commitment to Jewish values.


This month, coworking giant WeWork opened its first Jerusalem location. As part of its advance promotion, WeWork opened a temporary coworking space in a sukkah downtown a few weeks before the opening, combining a celebration of Sukkot traditions rooted in ancient times with very modern trappings, from free Wi-Fi to evening parties with DJs and bartenders. As offbeat as this might sound, it could serve as a metaphor for a direction that coworking spaces and Jewish communities are taking—toward each other.

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A Message to My Compatriots in the American Left From Across the Pond

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
BY AMANDA BERMAN for JewishJournal


The Pittsburgh tragedy made real the worst nightmare of American Jewry. Our community is now examining how we got to this frightening place, with anti-Semitism more pronounced on both the right and the left than it has been in decades. We now dread: Is this just the beginning? Are things only going to get worse? We only have to look across the pond see the writing on the wall.  

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Polish Jewish museum to host country’s first kosher market in decades

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Cnaan Liphshiz for JTA


(JTA) — Poland’s main Jewish museum is set to host an event whose organizers say will be the country’s first large-scale kosher market in decades.

Kosher Expo Poland will open on Nov. 6 as part of the 5th Food Safety Congress, which this year will be hosted at the Polin museum in central Warsaw.

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BRITISH JEWS APPLY FOR GERMAN CITIZENSHIP IN DRAMATIC NUMBERS

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
By JTA from CJN.com


British Jews are applying for German citizenship in dramatic numbers, seeking a second European Union passport under a law designed to repatriate Jews whose families lost their German citizenship under the Nazis.

The number of Britons seeking German citizenship rose from 43 in 2015 to 1,667 last year.

 

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

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:00am
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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