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2011-04-12 08:30:00

What if Moses had Facebook? NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- That's the question being answered in "Google Exodus," a new 2-minute film on Aish.com that uses 21st century Internet tools to tell the Passover story: Moses sends emails to Pharaoh (pharaoh@egypt.gov), chats with God via Skype, purchases plague materials at Amazon.com, and uses Twitter to announce the Exodus. And now "Google Exodus" is going viral too. Within just one week of going live, the film has...

2011-01-06 10:01:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clarion Fund, producers of documentary films on the threats posed to America by radical Islam, announced the addition of a new section, Iran 101, to the company's website, www.radicalislam.org. The launch of the new section comes one month prior to the release of Clarion Fund's newest documentary film, Iranium, addressing the dangers a nuclear Iran poses to the United States and the international community. "Iran 101 was created to educate...

2010-12-22 08:38:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clarion Fund, producers of documentary films on the threats posed to America by radical Islam, announced the formation of an Advisory Board to help steer the editorial composition of the company's productions, and assist in ongoing marketing and distribution efforts. Publication of the Advisory Board comes less than 60 days prior to the release of Clarion Fund's newest documentary film, Iranium, dealing with the dangers posed to the United...

2010-06-07 20:14:52

Like birds and fish, we let others influence our choice of mates Many people like to think they have discriminating tastes when it comes to romantic interests. An Indiana University study, however, found that men and women are greatly influenced not only by what their friends think of their potential fling or relationship partner, but also by the opinions of complete strangers. "Humans don't exist in a vacuum. From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense that we have evolved mechanisms...

2009-12-31 08:00:00

JERUSALEM, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Israel's most prominent educational and Jewish identity institutions, Aish HaTorah, today presented Guma Aguiar with its coveted "Builder of Jerusalem" Award at a large dinner event in Jerusalem. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091231/373003 ) Aguiar, 32, is a well-known Brazilian-US-Israeli energy tycoon who resides in Israel and has earned prominence for significant charitable contributions and for becoming the...

2009-06-03 23:25:38

A study of speed-dating suggests the mere act of approaching a potential love interest can boost desire, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at Northwestern University said women in the study were required to go from man to man during their four-minute speed dates half the time, rather than always staying put. In most speed-dating events, the women stay in one place as the men circulate. The mere act of physically approaching a potential partner, versus being approached, seemed to increase...

2009-01-30 16:24:03

University of Indiana researchers said a study involving speed dating suggests both sexes have difficulties reading the intentions of women. Skyler Place, a doctoral student in the university's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and lead author of the study, said men and women viewing video clips of speed dating were equally accurate in reading whether men were interested in the women they were speaking to and had equal difficulty reading the women. The hardest-to-read women were...

2008-10-17 18:00:15

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Raphael Shore, producer of the film Obsession: Radical Islam's War with the West, in response to the recent CNN report by Deborah Feyerick: "This week, CNN aired a piece on Obsession: Radical Islam's War with the West that favored one side of the story and unfortunately ignored some solid facts on the film and the Clarion Fund. It is important to me and in the interest of viewers to correct the inaccuracies and set the record...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.