January 20, 2016 RSS feed / World News

NJ Orthodox shul hires woman using ‘rabbi’ title

An Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has hired Lila Kagedan, the first Yeshivat Maharat graduate to go by the title “rabbi.”  More...

Apple’s Siri technology to be offered in Hebrew

Apple’s voice-activated assistant technology, which is offered in 18 languages, will be offered in Hebrew.  Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, will be able to speak Hebrew next month in the next version More...

Genesis grants Hillel $1-million for outreach

The Genesis Philanthropy Group has granted Hillel International $1-million to help the student organization reach out to Russian-speaking Jewish college students in North America, the former Soviet Union, Germany and Israel.  More...

Two Jews travel 435 miles to aid fire victims

Two Jewish men from Perth used Facebook to help the victims of fires that destroyed a western Australian town and claimed two lives.  More...