Mişa Sidi Sarfati

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Food and medicine shortages for British tourists in Greece 'within days'

Holidaymakers will find shelves short of 'basics' by next week unless a bail-out deal for Greece is found soon, head of leading business body warns<p>British holidaymakers in <b>Greece</b> will be unable to buy food or medicine within days if a deal is not reached to reopen the banks, the head of a leading …

Jerusalem Couple Tries to Renovate House, Discovers 1st Century Bath Under Living Room

A Jerusalem couple wanted a house "with stones that are talking." What they ended up getting was a 2,000-year-old ritual bath, known as a <b>mikveh</b>, under the floor of their living room, which they only discovered while trying to replace the existing flooring. "During the construction work, the …

The Lancet removes image of the Buddha from its cover after protests of hurt feelings

We all know that many Muslims go wild when Muhammad is depicted in unflattering ways, but I never would have expected that Buddhists would object to …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba.<p>Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba …

Saudi government funding private Islamic schools in Canada, documents show

The Saudi government is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to help finance the expansion of private Islamic schools in Canada, according to newly leaked documents that shine a light on how foreign states are helping finance a growing demand for religious education.<p>The documents, involving …

When traditional medicine doesn’t help, does integrative medicine provide answers?

Sometimes, I think advocates of “integrative” medicine are trolling me. Of course, unlike antivaccine advocates, I realize it (usually) isn’t about …

How to get the best seat on the plane

The best seat on a plane is subjective, of course. Some flyers don’t want to be over the wing, and still others hate the bulkhead seats (located by …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. People are saying that Facebook is considering buying Twitter.</b> But that doesn't make much sense, because Facebook's previous acquisitions — Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus — all had big growth potential at the time.<p><b>2. Hassle, the London startup which connects customers with cleaners, has been</b> …

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Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee says every piece of legislation should be ‘compatible with Jewish law.’ From the moment Israel’s founding fathers declared the independence of their state, Israeli politicians have…

<i>Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee says every piece of legislation should be ‘compatible with Jewish law.’</i><p>Israel’s …

My aging brain makes me feel stupid

Meet my brain. It is the size of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's fist, the consistency of flan, weighs as much as a two-slice toaster and looks like ground round with a high fat content. If you saw it at the butcher's, you'd ask for something a little less beige.<p>If you were a plastic surgeon, you'd say my …

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

IDF source: Commander shoots Palestinian dead after vehicle ambushed

Incident comes at a time of heightened security in West Bank.<p>Smashed windshield of IDF vehicle. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)<p>The commander of …

Latest Siri prank has more idiots calling emergency services

Siri has become an accessory to even more bullcrap from the Internet as pranksters have found another way to trick Apple’s digital assistant into contacting emergency services. And it’s only slightly less dumb than you think.<p>The prank claims that “something funny” will happen if you say “112” to …