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An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP

AN ALL-NIGHT SHAVUOT CELEBRATION AT THE IHOP

In Judaism, there's the custom of the tikkun leil Shavuot-learning during the first night of Shavuot, even all night, if possible. In...

What to Watch This Weekend: 'School Ties'

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND: 'SCHOOL TIES'

Every Friday, our resident film fanatic Alex Aciman will dig deep into the pile of cinematic masterpieces and fish out one forgotten...

 
 
 
Sweet Blintzes? The Horror!

SWEET BLINTZES? THE HORROR!

The blintz that has become standard issue in the U.S. over the past thirty or so years is not the blintz of my childhood. I dream about...

God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

GOD BLESS SHAVUOT, THE HOLIDAY OF 40-YEAR-OLDS

When you're a child, the hierarchy of Jewish holidays is clear and unequivocal. Purim, day of pandemonium, reigns supreme, with its...

 
 
 
A Walking Tour of Secret Jerusalem

A WALKING TOUR OF SECRET JERUSALEM

“Jerusalem is built on layers, and each layer is true,” Sarah Tuttle-Singer writes in Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered , a memoir published...

Israel Story's Modern-Day Ruth Stories, Just in Time for Shavuot

ISRAEL STORY'S MODERN-DAY RUTH STORIES, JUST IN TIME FOR SHAVUOT

Shavuot is the secret gem of the Jewish calendar: a festival that's all about strong women, wheat harvests, creamy cheesecakes, and...

 
 
 
In These Annoying Times, Here's the One Yiddish Word You Should Know

IN THESE ANNOYING TIMES, HERE'S THE ONE YIDDISH WORD YOU SHOULD KNOW

An opinion column about the U.S. administration's strategy toward Iran's government recently appeared in the Orthodox English-language...

The Catholic Priest Who Became an Orthodox Jew

THE CATHOLIC PRIEST WHO BECAME AN ORTHODOX JEW

In March of 1979 People magazine featured an unusual celebrity in one of its brief, punchy articles. While the story, titled “Onetime...

 
 
 
Today on Jewcy: Memories of a kibbutz

TODAY ON JEWCY: MEMORIES OF A KIBBUTZ

Friday afternoon radio in Israel is nostalgia time, when old favorite presenters play old favorite oldies to ease out of the week....

As California Suspends Assisted Suicide, a Jewish Perspective on the Sanctity of Life

AS CALIFORNIA SUSPENDS ASSISTED SUICIDE, A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE ON THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

In a few days, killing oneself in California may become a little harder. At least if one wishes to enlist a doctor's help. In 2015,...

 
 
 
This Week in Gal Gadot: A Heartbreaking Moment Midair

THIS WEEK IN GAL GADOT: A HEARTBREAKING MOMENT MIDAIR

Last month, Gal Gadot was flying with her family when the plane's captain approached her and introduced himself. Which, one would imagine,...

Czech Republic Denies Asylum to Russian Convicted of Mentioning the USSR's Collaboration With the Nazis

CZECH REPUBLIC DENIES ASYLUM TO RUSSIAN CONVICTED OF MENTIONING THE USSR'S COLLABORATION WITH THE NAZIS

Yesterday's news that Czech authorities have denied an asylum request from Vladimir Luzgin, a Russian citizen convicted of arguing...

 
 
 
The Conversion Episode: Unorthodox Celebrates Shavuot with Listener Stories About Choosing Judaism

THE CONVERSION EPISODE: UNORTHODOX CELEBRATES SHAVUOT WITH LISTENER STORIES ABOUT CHOOSING JUDAISM

On Shavuot we read the Book of Ruth, which tells the story of Ruth, the first convert to Judaism, who ultimately becomes the great-grandmother...

Ask Unorthodox: Should I Change My Name?

ASK UNORTHODOX: SHOULD I CHANGE MY NAME?

Unorthodox, the world's leading Jewish podcast, takes questions from its listeners about all aspects of Jewish life, from the religiously...

 
 
 
The Conversion Episode: Unorthodox Celebrates Shavuot with Listener Stories About Choosing Judaism

THE CONVERSION EPISODE: UNORTHODOX CELEBRATES SHAVUOT WITH LISTENER STORIES ABOUT CHOOSING JUDAISM

On Shavuot we read the Book of Ruth, which tells the story of Ruth, the first convert to Judaism, who ultimately becomes the great-grandmother...

13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza

13 INCONVENIENT TRUTHS ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN GAZA

The cacophony that accompanies every upsurge in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can make it seem impossible for outsiders to sort...

 
 
 
Today on Jewcy: The former bachelor contestant is holding a contest to raise awareness for genetic screening

TODAY ON JEWCY: THE FORMER BACHELOR CONTESTANT IS HOLDING A CONTEST TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR GENETIC SCREENING

Fans of The Bachelorette and hunky Jews may remember Grant Hubsher from last season, the 30-year-old ER doctor-Florida bred, New York...

A Modest Proposal for Haim Saban

A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR HAIM SABAN

It's hard out there for Haim Saban. The billionaire and philanthropist owns a controlling stake in the humor website The Onion. Yesterday,...

 
 
 
Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School

MEETING A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR INSPIRED ILLINOIS STUDENTS TO ESTABLISH GENOCIDE MUSEUM IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL

On the evening of April 13, Holocaust survivor, author, activist and public speaker Aaron Elster passed away at the age of 86. As the...

Midburn, Israel's Burning Man, Marks Biggest Year Ever

MIDBURN, ISRAEL'S BURNING MAN, MARKS BIGGEST YEAR EVER

If you know someone in tech, or someone who has a lot of money, or someone who loves bad art, you probably know all about Burning Man,...

 
 
 



Apple's Clips App for iOS Gains New Soccer Graphics, Poster and Label

Apple's Clips App for iOS Gains New Soccer Graphics, Poster and Label

Apple today updated its Clips video app for iOS devices to introduce new soccer assets ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to kick off in Russia on June 14. Apple has added... Read more ...

Blockchain's big show: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Consensus 2018

Blockchain's big show: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Consensus 2018

GUEST: The world's biggest and gawdiest blockchain conference takes place every year in New York City, congregating thousands of delegates from across the cryptosphere to... Read more ...

LG G7 ThinQ priced at $750 in the U.S.; pre-orders to start May 25th with a...

LG G7 ThinQ priced at $750 in the U.S.; pre-orders to start May 25th with a BOGO deal from T-Mobile

Thanks to a press release that was just disseminated by T-Mobile, we now know that the LG G7 ThinQ will be priced at $750 in the states. That makes it more expensive than the... Read more ...

Google Duplex explained: How it works, controversy, and passing the Turing test?

Google Duplex explained: How it works, controversy, and passing the Turing test?

The amazement over Google Duplex at I/O 2018 quickly veered into criticism over the lack of disclosure and questions about the on-stage demo itself. I think, somewhat lost in... Read more ...

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Sonos today introduced several new speaker bundles , which are designed to allow customers to purchase more than one Sonos speaker at a discounted price. The new bundles range... Read more ...

HMD Global raises $100 million so that it can build more Nokia phones

HMD Global raises $100 million so that it can build more Nokia phones

HMD Global's deal with Nokia to license its name for smartphones has been a rousing success. For example, today's flash sale to launch the Nokia X6 sold out all available... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 omitted wireless charging because the company didn't ‘really feel...

OnePlus 6 omitted wireless charging because the company didn't ‘really feel the need' to add it

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but thanks to Apple finally adding it to its latest crop of iPhones and Samsung fully embracing it with its past few... Read more ...

LG introduces three new smartphones with 18:9 screens: LG Q7, Q7+ and Q7α

LG introduces three new smartphones with 18:9 screens: LG Q7, Q7+ and Q7α

LG has just done what we expected for quite a while, it launched a brand new Q series smartphone - the Q7. The new mid-range smartphone comes alongside two other Q series... Read more ...

Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z

Android Oreo is now rolling out to LG G6 on Verizon, unlocked Moto Z

Android Oreo's rollout has been pretty slow since its debut on the Pixel family last year , but in the past couple of months, the floodgates have finally started to open for... Read more ...

Google Play Music 8.12 simplifies setting in-app Sleep Timers

Google Play Music 8.12 simplifies setting in-app Sleep Timers

With the announcement of the new YouTube Music last week, Google's official stance is that Play Music will stick around in parallel. In recent months, the service has only... Read more ...