Tag Archives: Nobel Prize

Baruch Dayan Emet – Elie Wiesel has passed away

Elie Wiesel, a giant of the Jewish nation passed away yesterday, Shabbat, aged 87. There is surely hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of the Holocaust survivor who became “the conscience of the world”, standing up for Holocaust survivors, the Jewish … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I can’t believe a week has gone by and my holiday is but a (not-so-distant) dream. But here we are again, time for a Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some wonderful Aliya news. A planeload of 232 American … Continue reading

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The (Ig)Nobel Peace Prize awarded to chemical arms watchdog – before they have accomplished their task

In the Orwellian fashion similar to that with which we are so familiar at the UN, the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an organization that has yet done anything to deserve it.  This year it is the … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday installment. My first item for this week is the very exciting news that two out of the three 2013 Nobel Prize winners for chemistry are Israeli, and the third winner is Jewish. Israeli … Continue reading

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Hilarious news of the day

I’m sure you are all as staggered and as hilariously entertained as I am by the gob-smacking news that the EU is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  I know that the Nobel committee is highly politicised, and … Continue reading

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A proud day for Israel: Israeli scientist wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Mazal tov and kol hakavod Prof. Dan Schechtman on winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Fresh off Wednesday’s announcement that he will receive the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Technion’s Dan Shechtman was forthcoming in sharing the honor. “I … Continue reading

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