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Jewish-Created Taxi Apps Among Big Hits

By Reuters

Uber and Hailo, which allow users to book limos and taxis and were both created by Jewish entrepreneurs, started to catch on in 2012.Read More


Texas Killer Wins Right to Kosher Food

By JTA

A Texas prison inmate should be served free kosher meals, a federal appeals court ruled, overturning a lower court decision that said his commitment to a kosher diet was insincere.Read More


'Vomiting Larry' Helps Doctors Battle Nonovirus

By Reuters

Poor Larry isn’t looking too good. He’s pale and clammy and he’s been projectile vomiting over and over again while his carers just stand by and watch.Read More


Hours From Fiscal Cliff, No Sign of a Deal

By Reuters

The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agreement materializes.Read More


Top Court Eases Israel Whistleblower Sentence

By Reuters

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday shortened by a year the 4-1/2-year prison term of a soldier who gave a journalist classified military documents, some relating to operations against Palestinian militants.Read More


Israel Allows 20 Trucks of Gravel Into Gaza

By Reuters

Israel eased its blockade of Gaza on Sunday, allowing a shipment of gravel for private construction into the Palestinian territory for the first time since Hamas seized control in 2007.Read More


Maryland Law To Allow Online Kosher Wine Buying

By JTA

A Maryland lawmaker reportedly is drafting a bill that will allow Jewish state to buy kosher wine online from retailers outside of the state.Read More


Fiscal Cliff Talks Go Down to Wire

By Reuters

U.S. lawmakers pushed the country to the edge of the “fiscal cliff” on Sunday as they struggled to reach a last-minute deal that could protect the world’s largest economy from a politically induced recession.Read More


Hillary Clinton In Hospital With Blood Clot

By Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent to the hospital on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month and was being assessed by doctors, a State Department spokesman said.Read More


Rita Montalcini, Italian Biologist, Dies at 103

By JTA

Rita Levi Montalcini, an Italian biologist who defied World War II fascist anti-Semitism and went on to win a Nobel Prize in medicine, died at the age of 103.Read More


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