THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

ONLINE KOSHER SHOPPING IN MOSCOWJuly 2009

The website Market.ru is purported to be the first online kosher food store in Russia, and offers home delivery for local Jews and visitors to Moscow. The store offers fresh vegetables and fruits, canned goods, meat and dairy products, beverages, juices and wines. Orders can be made on-line or by phone, which makes shopping easier Read More »

By Dave Gordon

JEWISH CHALLENGE TO BOSNIAN LAWJuly 2009

Bosnian citizens Jakob Finci, a prominent Jew, and Dervo Sejdic, of Roma ethnicity, are taking Bosnia to the European Court of Human Rights because the country’s constitution prevents them from running for presidency and parliament. Bosnia’s constitution – written by peace negotiators in an effort to end Bosnia’s 1992-95 war – allows only Muslim Bosniaks, Christian Orthodox Read More »

By Dave Gordon

WORLD NEWSJune 2009

DNA Test Ushers Unusual Missva in Australia The Jewish community of Melbourne witnessed what was billed as Australia’s first ever pidyon petter hamor (redemption of a first born donkey), earlier this year. Two study partners, Berel Goldberger and Binyomin Friedman, decided to try and carry out this unique missva after learning about it in depth together. After an intense search, they Read More »

WORLD NEWSApril 2009

The Shortest Route to Gd The Mio Maamin (Believer) is a new “kosher” Global Positioning System (GPS) device, which in addition to traditional GPS device functions, lists thousands of Jewish holy sites, kosher restaurants and mikvaot in Israel. It’s the newest device to help make Jewish life simpler for the high-tech religious Israeli. The device, developed by Mio Technology, Read More »

WORLD NEWSMarch 2009

Sephardic Graves Destroyed in Spain Ongoing excavations in a 600-year old Jewish cemetery in the city of Toledo, Spain have sparked protests worldwide. Construction of a school on cemetery grounds began in the 1980s, and destroyed a large part of the graveyard. Current plans for an expansion would destroy 85 more graves. The cemetery is Read More »

FILL – UP IN THE PARKING LOTJanuary 2009

Israeli motorists will soon be able to fill up their cars in the “parking lot of the future.” A California-based company, Project Better Place, has equipped 400 parking spots in Tel Aviv with charging stations for electric cars, and hopes to wire a total of 100,000 spots throughout Israel by 2010. Battery-powered cars developed by Read More »

By Dave Gordon

IRAN WORRIED OVER OIL PRICESJanuary 2009

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadhas admitted that the fall in world oil prices will affect his government’s projects. He acknowledged that “oil prices will be low for some time” because of the global recession. Iran, OPEC's second largest producer, has an official daily output of 4.2 million barrels, which provides half the country’s budget. Ahmadinejad boasted Read More »

By Dave Gordon

CELL PHONE HOMES ARE INCREASINGJanuary 2009

The number of US homes without landlines increased to 18 percent in 2008. Most of these homes include adults living with unrelated roommates, renters and young people. An additional 13 percent of homes receive most of their calls via cell phone but have a connected landline. The reasons for this trend is a cheaper phone Read More »

By Cm Staff

KENNEDY AND UNDIVIDED JERUSALEMJanuary 2009

After Hillary Clinton’s upgrade to Washington as the Secretary of State, Caroline Kennedy would like to fill Clinton’s vacated seat as NY Senator. In a written response from her spokesman, Kennedy stated her strong support of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. The American Embassy located in Tel Aviv has been scheduled to move to Jerusalem Read More »

E U EMBRACES ISRAELJanuary 2009

The European Union recently decided to improve their relationship with Israel, despite disagreement by the Palestinian Authority and Egypt. The new relationship includes a first-ever meeting between Israel's prime minister and all the leaders of the EU member states, which will take place in Brussels. As well, the EU ministers decided to put aside a Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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