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Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

Israeli start-up wins Verizon competition

NEW YORK — Israeli start-up Sesame Enable won first place in a competition held by telecom giant Verizon for its development of the world’s first hands-free smart phone, opening a world of possibility for the disabled.

An additional prize was awarded to Israeli Voiceitt for its invention of voice translation technology for the speech-impaired.

Both companies were founded by graduates of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBids

Philanthropic impulse behind CharityBidsSECTION B PAGE 1 Clear Channel. Home Depot. Royal Bank of Canada. Tommy Hilfiger. “All these huge companies are calling us, very conscious of their brand . . . ” Often you get the idea that when someone is telling you what he does, he’s telling you three times as much as what he actually does. He inflates his importance. Exaggerates.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )

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East Side Kosher Deli sold to Shua Horowitz

East Side Kosher Deli sold to Shua Horowitz From the December 5, 2014 issue Michael and Marcy Schreiber, longtime owners of the East Side Kosher Deli, have announced that the Deli is being purchased by Joshua “Shua” Horowitz of West Hempstead, Long Island. The sale is scheduled to be completed in mid-December. “We are just thrilled that someone with Joshua’s energy, enthusiasm, business savvy and creative ideas is taking over the Deli,” said Michael Schreiber. “We know that he will take the Deli to the next level for the...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:23 )

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Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'

Boulder alleviates homelessness at '1175'BOULDER HOUSING Partners (BHP) opened an apartment building at 1175 Lee Hill Road on Nov. 3 to reduce homelessness. BHP is the housing authority for Boulder since 1966. It builds, owns and manages 33% of the total inventory of affordable housing in Boulder as part of Boulder County’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. The new building on Lee Hill Rd. is 31 units, designed to supply permanent supportive housing to some of Boulder’s chronically homeless population. The plan to end homelessne...
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SodaStream closing West Bank factory

SodaStream closing West Bank factory TEL AVIV — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it. What is SodaStream? SodaStream is an Israeli company that makes and sells seltzer machines for home use. Since it was founded in 199...
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Woman arrested for sexual abuse of teenagers at a bar mitzvah

Gabe Friedman A 32-year-old woman reportedly exposed her breasts to several guests at a bar mitzvah party before performing oral sex on a 15-year-old boy. ... [Link]

ADL slams Lena Dunham’s New Yorker piece

Gabe Friedman The Anti-Defamation League has called Lena Dunham’s recent controversial piece in the New Yorker “tasteless” and “offensive.” ... [Link]

Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

Ron Kampeas President Obama’s comments this week suggest he has not heeded the calls of leading pro-Israel lawmakers and Jewish organizational leaders to tone down his disagreement with Israel. ... [Link]

Y.U. medical school staff receives employment warning

Gabe Friedman Over 2,500 employees at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine could be laid off as a result of Montefiore Health System’s takeover of the medical school’s operations. ... [Link]

Reid endorses Schumer for minority leader

Ben Harris The retiring Senate minority leader predicted that Sen. Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate and a leading pro-Israel voice in Congress, would win the post without opposition. ... [Link]

France to work on UN draft resolution on Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters he plans to move forward with drafting a Security Council resolution on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. ... [Link]

Toulouse rabbi told to remove kippah at voting station

Cnaan Liphshiz Rabbi Avraham Weill complained to police of the alleged discrimination. ... [Link]

WATCH: Check out this year’s leading Passover parody videos

Julie Wiener If there had been just one “Uptown Funk” parody for Passover, Dayenu. But there are two. ... [Link]

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