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Soccer legend Lionel Messi to be face of Israel’s OrCam Technologies

Jerusalem-based OrCam Technologies, which develops artificial intelligence-based wearable devices to aid the blind and visually impaired, announced on Wednesday that it was partnering with soccer legend Lionel Messi. OrCam’s MyEye device can read texts aloud,...
Israeli team member Krists Neilands on the podium. Credit: Noa Arnon.

Tackling the ‘Tour,’ Israelis cycle their way to history

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. Known as “Team Israel...
The Doha, Qatar skyline on Feb. 15, 2014. Photo: Francisco Anzola via Wikimedia Commons.

Qatar announces bid to host the Olympic Games

Qatar announced on Monday its interest in hosting the Olympics in 2032. If it were to win the bid, it would mark the first time that a Middle Eastern country has ever held the...
Marvin Hershkowitz with his son, Stuart. Credit: Courtesy of Stuart Hershkowitz.

Remembering basketball star Marvin Hershkowitz, one of Yeshiva University’s ‘most iconic alumni’

As fans prepare for the much-anticipated return of the National Basketball Association (NBA) season, the lesser-known world of Jewish sports recently lost one of its legendary figures. Marvin Hershkowitz, who passed away on May 4...
Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Olympics swimmer Dara Torres inducted into Jewish-American Hall of Fame

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame has announced its 51st inductee, former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. Torres competed in five Olympic Games, winning 12 medals and overtaking American swimmer Mark Spitz, who’s also Jewish, with 11...