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3D scanning deciphers ancient Hebrew scroll

A fragile scroll discovered in 1970 on the western shore of the Dead Sea has finally been deciphered, revealing it to be part of a Torah scroll.

By July 20, 2015


Google Translate iOS app adds support for more languages

You can now write characters in Hebrew, Arabic, Esperanto, Persian, Zulu, and several other languages.

By February 19, 2014


Google Maps tricks out iOS app with more navigation features

The mapping giant updates its app for iPhone and iPad with new traffic and route overviews, tips for new users, and language support for Arabic and Hebrew.

By October 15, 2013


Algorithm spots sarcasm--suuuuure it does

After a close look at word, syntax, and punctuation patterns in user-generated content, Hebrew University researchers come up with software that can detect sarcasm in online communication.

By May 18, 2010


To some, Zune is a four-letter word

Turns out name of gadget sounds like a swear word in Hebrew.

By October 20, 2006


E*Trade launches Israeli site

E*Trade made a foray into the Middle East on Tuesday by launching E*Trade Israel, a Hebrew and English-language online trading site. E*Trade Israel will offer trading of equities and warrants on all major U.S. exchanges including the Nasdaq. Later this year, E*Trade said it will add trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Israel is an attractive market because more than 19 percent of the country's population are Internet users, according to market research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres Teleseker. Of those Web users, about 20 percent made financial transactions online. E*Trade operates online brokerages in 11 foreign countries including Korea, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.

By May 8, 2001


Short Take: TheStreet.com to enter Israeli venture

TheStreet.com plans to enter a joint venture with Ha'aretz, a leading Israeli newspaper publisher. TheStreet.com plans to invest $2.25 million in cash in exchange for a minority stake in a new Israeli company founded by Guy Rolnik and the Ha'aretz Group, the majority owner. The new venture will launch in 2000 and will feature financial and technology news in English and Hebrew.

October 27, 1999


Schmooze(TM) or die

Being a sickly child, I excelled in only one sport as a teenager--schmoozing. Etymologically speaking, it's my favorite verb, coming from the Hebrew shemuoth, for news or rumor. I remember getting my first scoop (vandalism of a history teacher's toupee) for the Attrition Valley High Gazette after schmoozing the principal for the names of the perps. Of course, schmoozing doesn't always protect a 12-year-old from getting sucker-punched at the bus stop or receiving a wedgie, but it doesn't hurt.

May 15, 1997