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Echo3D raises additional $5.5 million for metaverse cloud platform | CTech

Israeli startup echo3D, which has developed a cloud platform to store and stream 3D, AR, and VR content, has secured an investment of $5.5 million led by Qualcomm Ventures, with participation from Remagine Ventures, Konvoy Ventures, and Space Capital LP. The announcement comes on the heels of Qualcomm Incorporated’s previously announced Snapdragon Metaverse Fund and […]

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Portuguese Jewish community ‘slandered’ in campaign against ‘Sephardic law’

The Jewish community of Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city, says it has been the victim of an anti-Semitic campaign orchestrated by “agents of the state” seeking to abolish the Nationality Law for Portuguese Sephardic Jews. Also known as the “Sephardic Law,” the 2015 legislation grants Portuguese citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled in the 15th century.  […]

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Opponents of Portugal’s Sephardic citizenship law have declared war on the Jewish community

(June 28, 2022 / JNS) In recent years, an influential group of Portuguese who oppose a law that grants citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews have pursued accusations of corruption against the Jewish community. On June 24, their campaign broke out again. This time, the targets were the Jewish Community of the Portuguese city of […]

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From saving bees to eco-friendly concrete: Israel’s promising ESG startups | CTech

Founders: Itai Kanot, Michal Roizman, Omer Davidi, and Yuval Regev. Funding: Raised $24 million from 18 investors, including: Arison Group, Matias Ventures, Entrée Capital, FirstTime, UpWest, Cibus Fund, iAngels BeeHero has developed a platform that combines algorithmics, Big Data, and an IoT component that enables data collection from beehives alongside environmental information. The company provides […]

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The Unexpected Star of My Son’s Bar Mitzvah Was My Jewish Mom – Kveller

When my husband and I started planning our son’s bar mitzvah in earnest in the summer of 2021, we did not anticipate that it would take place at the start of the third major surge of a coronavirus variant. My son, who was always sure it was all going to be OK, attended his prep […]

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Genetic Genealogy for the Digital Age — Detroit Jewish News

The grave of Sarah Wiener. Rabbi Jason Miller talks about his experience with ancestry.com and how he was able to identify relatives. Several years ago, I was contacted by a representative at ancestry.com who offered me the opportunity to submit my DNA using a saliva collection kit. I figured I would be able to get […]

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Local Jewish genealogists to share family history research tips, anecdotes, discoveries

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will hold a virtual “Kvell and Tell” live streaming session in which selected members share family history research tips and findings at 2 p.m. CDT, Sunday, June 26, 2022. The varied, entertaining and informative short “Kvell and Tell” talk topics relate to Jewish genealogy or family history research methods, […]

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‘It was the oldest continuously in-use synagogue in the United States’: Jewish history tour chronicles more than a century of change in Easton

Some of the stone foundation is all that remains of the first synagogue in Easton, now an empty lot on Sixth Street overgrown with high grass and weeds. Standing in the nearby alley, where stray cats meandered near the weather-worn remnant earlier this month, Sarah White resurrected some of its history. “When it was at […]

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Jewish Temple holds pet blessing

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – This morning, a Jewish Temple held a pet blessing! The Temple Emanu-el provided Sarasota and Manatee residents with the opportunity to have their pets and pet portraits spiritually protected. There was also brief talk about the importance of animals in the Jewish tradition. To learn more about this event contact, Rabbi […]

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Repair Shop fans in tears with Jewish prayer book signed by Holocaust survivors

Viewers tuning in to watch The Repair Shop were brought to tears on Wednesday evening as the experts were tasked with repairing a Jewish prayer book that had survived the Holocaust. Repair Shop’s book binder Chris Shaw was taked with fixing the item, brought in by Gary Fisher, which had belonged to his Austrian grandparents […]