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2010-12-05 15:08:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While a massive forest fire of "unprecedented" proportions in Israel seemed nearly under control Sunday, The Jewish Federations of North America and their overseas partners continued a continental mobilization to help respond and rebuild. "On behalf of the Jewish Federation movement, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have lost loved ones and ensure our unwavering support to those who are working tirelessly to...

2010-11-09 15:19:00

The Jewish Federations of North America awards Jay Feinberg a $25,000 grant and the title of Jewish Community Hero for his efforts to grow and diversify the bone marrow donor registry NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) today awarded Jay Feinberg, from Boca Raton, Florida, the 2010 Jewish Community Hero Award. The award marked the culmination of the second annual Jewish Community Heroes contest, in which more than 300,000...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'