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DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from …

| January 20, 2020

All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of 128 healthy Ashkenazi Jews and compared each of those sequences with the others, as well as with with the DNA of 26 Flemish people from Belgium

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dreams Of A Better Conversation About Race – Atlanta Jewish Times

| January 20, 2020

When Shekhiynah Larks runs an ethnic diversity training program for a Jewish community organization or school, theres one question that never fails to make people uncomfortable. What race are you?

Internet of Things presents the next frontier of cyberattacks – CTOvision

| January 20, 2020

Read why Asaf Ashkenazi says that the risk of cyberattacks on the Internet of Things has increased on ITProPortal : Todays rapidly growing global network of internet of things (IoT) devices brings with it new levels of convenience to the lives of everyday consumers. In late 2019, one survey conducted by Parks Associates found that the average person in the U.S. owns as many as eight connected devices, and the number is expected to climb to 13 by 2022

Of Home Economics, Jewish mothers and pot roast – Forward

| January 20, 2020

What can a Jewish cookbook from 1946 tell us about the 21st-century Jewish-American experience? Liza Schoenfein, the Forwards senior food writer, and Jane Ziegelman, a culinary historian, took our signature collection of Yiddish recipes off the shelf and found a direct line from the balaboostas of yore to the kitchens of today. When Regina Frishwasser sat down to write the Jewish American Cook Book, she had a particular reader a mind

‘Incitement’ director Yaron Zilberman tries to get inside the head of Yitzhak Rabin’s killer – JTA News

| January 20, 2020

LOS ANGELES (JTA) Over the past century, Jews have endured what filmmaker Yaron Zilberman calls a trilogy of traumas: the Holocaust, the Yom Kippur War and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israeli-American writer, director and producer has spent much of his career exploring these ordeals, and his latest film is no exception

Dinner and a show and learning: Sephardic weekend comes to Longboat temple – YourObserver.com

| January 16, 2020

Dinner, Shabbat service, a Torah reading. In some ways, it was a normal weekend at Temple Beth Israel. But it was not.The congregation of TBI stepped out of its comfort zone to learn more about the customs and history of Sephardic Judaism, welcoming Rabbi Rifat Sonsino, a Sephardic Jew from Turkey, for its Scholar in Residence program

Arts center is the new face of the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia – Washington Jewish Week

| January 16, 2020

Construction of the new arts center started in October 2018.Photo courtesy of Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.The new Smith-Kogod Cultural Arts Center at the Pozez Jewish Community Center in Fairfax.Photo by Jacqueline Hyman. The two-story building on Little River Turnpike in Fairfax began as a house in the 1800s

‘Incitement’ director Yaron Zilberman tries to get inside the head of Yitzhak Rabin’s killer in his new film – Cleveland Jewish News

| January 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES (JTA) Over the past century, Jews have endured what filmmaker Yaron Zilberman calls a trilogy of traumas: the Holocaust, the Yom Kippur War and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israeli-American writer, director and producer has spent much of his career exploring these ordeals, and his latest film is no exception.

CPD: Key questions on breast and ovarian cancer genetics – Pulse

| January 16, 2020

Learning Objectives This module will update you on the role of genetics in breast and ovarian cancer, including: Dr Marc Tischkowitz is a reader and consultant in medical genetics at the University of Cambridge and East Anglian Medical Genetic Service There are a few key questions that can give an idea of whether family history needs to be explored further: These four questions should identify the need for a more detailed investigation is required. It is crucial to ask about the paternal side

‘Uncut Gems’ puts age-old Jewish stereotypes front and center. Why has there been no backlash? – Cleveland Jewish News

| January 16, 2020

(JTA) Almost every movie, TV show and other work of art gets put under Twitters sensitive microscope these days.


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