Latest The Jewish Federations of North America Stories

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
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'