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Walter Bingham, May 7, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Guinness World Records declares Walter Bingham oldest living journalist

A British-Israeli journalist was inducted into the Guinness World Records last week for being the oldest living journalist. Walter Bingham, 97, is also the current record holder of “oldest radio talk-show host (living).” A decorated World War II...
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, Jan. 19, 2014. Credit: Jeffrey Beall via Wikimedia Commons.

New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman retires from NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman announced on Monday that he is retiring from the National Football League due to a knee injury. “Nothing in my career has ever come easy and no surprise,...
Diana delivering a talk to an American Jewish audience. Credit: Courtesy.

A bereaved Israeli mother shares her son’s legacy of optimism

Daniel Marash was 22 when he returned to Israel from Belgium, where he attended a music festival featuring many of the artists that he had followed and loved. It was the summer of 2014, and...
Nancy Kaufman, former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, speaks at women's march in New York at Central Park West in 2018. Credit: lev radin/Shutterstock.

Will the State Department’s new anti-Semitism monitor give a pass to anti-Semites?

In recent weeks, an attempt to derail a consensus about the definition of anti-Semitism has received serious support from the Jewish left. The mainstream Jewish community, in addition to the United States and a...
The Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, a few days before Yom Hazikaron, April 11, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

A tribute to the bereaved parents of unsung fallen Israelis

As Israel enters the 24-hour period that marks Yom Hazikaron—Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism—the country turns its attention to individual stories of heroism and bereavement. The annual tradition, enacted into...

Book provides useful pet advice

The pandemic has changed many people’s daily routines. More folks have been spending time at home and because of this, pet adoptions have increased.  What better time to adopt a pet than while spending...
NASA sign at Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center. Credit: L. Galbraith/Shutterstock.

NASA names two asteroids after Israeli student who discovered them

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is naming two recently discovered asteroids after an Israeli student who found them during an asteroid-hunting project, it was announced on Friday. Aseel Nama, a biomedical engineering student at the...
Israelis in Tel Aviv wear protective masks in accordance with coronavirus regulations, Oct. 26, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel to soon get the green light to go mask-free outdoors

Israel’s rate of coronavirus continues to drop in the midst of a successful mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus with public health chief Dr. Sharon Alroy-Pries saying on Tuesday that starting next week, Israelis...
Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at Ben-Gurion International Airport, March 8, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Israel to begin receiving vaccinated tourists on May 23

Israel will begin receiving vaccinated tourists from abroad through a phased plan that will begin on May 23, the Israeli Tourism Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Israeli Tourism Ministry Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Health...
Uranium-enrichment centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Credit: Tehran Times.

Report: Natanz blast was caused by a remotely detonated device

An explosive device that had been smuggled into the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Iran was detonated remotely, destroying primary and backup electrical systems, The New York Times reported on Monday. The head of the Iranian Parliament’s...