math

The word 'El' emerged from the first four words of the Torah

A fascinating book on the power of gematria - review

Gematria Refigured presents the discoveries that led to the author’s transformation from a gematria skeptic to a gematria lover

By BEN ROTHKE
31/12/2022

Haredi political leader's misguided thoughts - editorial

Yitzchak Goldknopf told Channel 12 recently that he does not see how Israel gained from having math and English taught in state schools.

Haredi political leader: English, math studies useless for Israel's economy

Yitzchak Goldknopf and the opposition led by Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to end withholding of haredi school funds in return for core studies.

15/10/2022
The grounds of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hebrew U. ranks 17th worldwide in mathematics and communications

HU took the #1 spot in Israel in Earth Sciences, Food Sciences, Water Resources, Economics and Public Policy • Harvard was again ranked at the top worldwide

One fish, two fish: Fish can count, the discovery can help us too

“Fish are on par with other animals in possessing a sense of quantity,” said Prof. Giorgio Vallortigara from the University of Trento, Italy, corresponding author of the study.

The invention that altered history: The slide rule

In 1622, William Oughtred created the first slide rule, a simple and easy-to-use calculation device consisting of two parallel logarithmic rulers that can slide past each other.

By YUVAL ROSENBERG/DAVIDSON INSTITUTE , OFIR KUPERMAN/DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
27/06/2022

Joke about Jews found in conservative scrutiny of Florida math textbooks

One of them contained a string of Jewish jokes — including one that a conservative activist flagged as antisemitic: “Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? Because they’re worth it.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
11/05/2022

Teen Ukrainian math geniuses to study in Israeli university

Bar-Ilan International School have prepared a special interdisciplinary academic curriculum as well as visas and housing, all tailored to the new Ukrainian students' needs.

Israeli mathematics team places 9th in the world

The team captain, Nogah Friedman, ranked third in the world. 

At an exhibit of mathematical drawings by a Jewish inventor, it all adds up

The work of Ivan Moscovich — a 95-year-old Jewish artist, author, inventor, Holocaust survivor, and toy and puzzle creator is on display at MoMath.

By LISA KEYS/JTA
01/03/2022
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