New YIVO Project Digitizes, Reunites Ransacked Pre-War Archive

Trove on Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Russia is going public.

Staff Writer

Imagine 1,000 years of Jewish history at your fingertips.

The Vilna Project, a seven-year international effort to digitize YIVO’s pre-war archives, launched last week. Getty Images

109 Years of American Jewish History Goes Digital

The Journal of Jewish Communal Service (JJCS) is now available in digital form on the Web thanks to the work of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The BJPA was established through generous support from the philanthropist Mandell ("Bill") Berman of Detroit and the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

Amazon Kindle's Israel Story

As digital readers are becoming more popular, it's important to give some credit to Israel's hi-tech industry for helping launch the Amazon Kindle. While there were digital readers on the market before Amazon released its Kindle, they never really caught on.

So what's the Israeli connection to the Kindle?

Lilach Zipory and her Israeli team at Oracle helped develop Amazon's Kindle e-reader
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