Jewish community, Malmo officials working to resume kosher meat sales in Swedish city
By Cnaan Liphshiz
(JTA) — The City of Malmo in Sweden is working with the local Jewish community to resume the sale of kosher meat there following its suspension for technical and food safety reasons, municipal officials said.
The suspension was ordered Sept. 20 during a municipal inspection at the ICA Kvantum Malmborgs Limhamn shop, which had sold frozen kosher meat per an agreement with the leaders of Malmo’s Jewish community of several hundred people.
96-year-old Jewish Nobel Prize winner says he’s driven by science not accolades
By TOI STAFF and AP; The Times of Israel
Arthur Ashkin revolutionized eye surgery with his invention of ‘optical tweezers’ that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with laser beam fingers
Arthur Ashkin, the Jewish American who on Tuesday became the oldest Nobel Prize laureate in history, said that even at 96 years old, science is still what motivates him each day.
Stanford researchers discover a 13,000-year-old beer brewery in Israel
by Jaime Bender for FromtheGrapevine
And the taste? More like thin oatmeal than the crisp, refreshing brews we enjoy today.
Have we been drinking beer longer than we've been eating bread?
That's the question emerging from an exciting find in a cave near Haifa, Israel, from a team of archaeologists from Stanford University, the University of Haifa and the Polish Academy of Sciences. The team, led by Chinese archaeology professor Li Liu, found a 13,000-year-old stone mortar that "accounts for the oldest record of man-made alcohol in the world,” Liu said.
Golfers enjoy gourmet BLTs delivered by drone onto course
by Benyamin Cohen for FromtheGrapevine
North Dakota fairway is first in nation to offer the automated concierge service.
Waiting until you finish your round of golf to enjoy some food from the clubhouse restaurant is so 2017. Why is that? Because on Aug. 18, guests at the King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, North Dakota, experienced what was being called the first-ever food delivery service via drone on a golf course.
A Very Jewish Town Feuds Over Israel Like Only Jews Can
By Aiden Pink for The Forward
Newton, Massachusetts is one of the most Jewish cities in the United States, with Jews making up between 20-30% of the Boston suburb’s population. Newton is so Jewish that there’s a part of town with three synagogues in a one-block radius. Newton is so Jewish that its Jewish population is not only mentioned on its Wikipedia page but also on Urban Dictionary. Newton is so Jewish that people, without any irony whatsoever, call it “Jewton.”