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Will Israel’s achievement gap stall the start-up nation?

by Simone Wilson

February 4, 2015 | 10:16 am

Around 130 dropouts from strict Orthodox yeshivas have been taken in by education reformers at the Kfar Zeitim yeshiva in the north, which teaches core subjects and vocations alongside Torah. Photos by Simone Wilson

On a foggy hilltop in Israel’s far north, near the Sea of Galilee, around 130 Orthodox Jewish boys sleep in rows of bungalows at... read full article

  • The rebirth of Running Springs

    by Jared Sichel

    January 28, 2015 | 1:21 pm

    Just a few miles south of Lake Arrowhead, in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, sits the small town of Running Springs — its center...

  • Would you stay in France?

    by Michael Berenbaum

    January 21, 2015 | 11:43 am

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist killings in France, my heart took many turns. First there was shock, soon replaced by grief, then anger, followed...

  • Solidarity: Je Suis Charlie, Je Suis Juif

    by Francoise Skurman

    January 15, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    A dozen victims at a French newspaper, plus four hostages killed in a kosher grocery store: In France, it feels like the world is coming to an end. This...

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  • Freedom to offend: A collection of cartoons

    January 15, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    This caption for the “Shoah Hebdo” issue (a mock cover of Charlie Hebdo) says, “I’ll take 1 million off 6 in exchange for Palestine” — showing a...

  • Avant-garde Israel

    by Tom Teicholz

    January 8, 2015 | 5:09 pm

    Although Rosette Delug has only been collecting art for a decade, her Trousdale Estates mansion at the apex of Beverly Hills has become a showcase for...

  • The Mensch List 2014

    Jewish Journal Staff

    December 30, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Last month, for our 10th annual mensch list, we invited your nominations of extraordinary volunteers in our community, and once again the outpouring of...

  • Norman Lear: ‘That’s Not the American Way’

    December 17, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Following is an excerpt from Norman Lear’s autobiography, “Even This I Get to Experience”:

    The biggest next after my decade in network television was...

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