Pigs

Bacon-and-entering: Wild boar breaks into woman's home in Haifa, Israel

The wild pig broke in through the window and trashed the apartment in the Israeli city of Haifa, not injuring anyone but causing damage.

14/09/2022

Scientists Revive Cells in Dead Pigs’ Organs - study

Scientists conducted a study that revives cells in dead pigs' organs within an hour of their death.

Antisemitism scandal roils international art exhibition Documenta 15 in Germany

The director of a major international art exhibition has resigned after a work that included caricatures of Jews and Israelis ignited a reckoning over antisemitism.

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
18/07/2022

Pig’s head, antisemitic slogan found outside Russian-Jewish journalist’s home

Russian vandals placed a pig's head and wrote antisemitic slogans outside Russian-Jewish journalist Alexey Venediktov's home.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/03/2022

US man with transplanted genetically modified pig heart dies, hospital says

David Bennett, 57, was the first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart. He received the transplant on January 7, and passed away today.

By REUTERS
09/03/2022

Are pig-human organ transplants allowed in Judaism?

While researchers still have a way to go, these promising developments raise the question of whether Jewish law supports using this technology.

By SHLOMO M. BRODY
17/02/2022

Pigs catch coronavirus but don't get sick, scientists may know why - study

When infected with the novel coronavirus, pig cells undergo a sort of strategic suicide called apoptosis, which kills the infected cells and stops them from spreading the virus.

21/01/2022

Christmas pigs raised by Jewish farmers get pardoned by Miami’s Jewish mayor

Miami's Jewish mayor pardoned a pig in an annual Christmas ceremony, while the farmers themselves were Jewish as well.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
15/12/2021

Why is Thanksgiving so popular with American Jews?

What if the motif of Thanksgiving was "oink oink" and not "gobble gobble?"

By BARRY NEWMAN
25/11/2021
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Giving thanks and slaughtered pigs - opinion

This week’s Torah portion, Vayetzei, is all about babies. Lots and lots of babies.

By AARON KATSMAN
11/11/2021
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