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If you're a Jewish college student, you no longer have to tolerate anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing on your campus. You are protected under our federal civil rights laws. These were the landmark conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent federal agency that...
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October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm
U.S. lawmakers and academics are engaged in fierce debate over the renewal of Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
Under Title VI, select universities get federal funding and prestigious designation as national resource centers for the study of places and languages the...
August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Once upon a time, children didn't step into a classroom until kindergarten. There, 5-year-olds got their first real introduction to ABCs and 123s, colors and shapes and how to share and take turns.
Today, kindergartners are widely expected to know their letters and numbers before the...
December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Often I find myself staring at walls or lying on my bed staring at the ceiling, blank-minded. But I am not one who has the luxury to
be blank-minded. There is too much to do -- not by will, but by force. There is work to be done -- two lessons of math homework, 26 pages of AP...
December 11, 2003 | 6:59 pm
"Why are you having a bar or bat mitzvah?" Larry Kligman, dean of students at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, asks the school's 65 seventh-graders.
The students are attending a one-day retreat, an event the school...
December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Contrary to widespread fears of a rising global wave of anti-Semitism, "we, as Jews, have many more friends than we think we have," said professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, president of the Association of Jewish Studies, which recently held its 34th annual meeting in Los Angeles.
October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Alexa Gelb has learned to pace herself in Hebrew class. If she completes her work too quickly, the academically gifted fifth-grader will only receive additional assignments.
"I'm pleased with the general studies program at Sinai Akiba Academy, but in the area [of Judaic] studies,...
April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Physicians played a significant role in the Holocaust, and today's doctors can learn from the ethical failures of that period, according to an article recently published by Dr. Joel Geiderman, co-chair of the emergency department (ED) of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
January 28, 1999 | 7:00 pmDr. Robert Wexler, president of the University of Judaism, has good reason to believe that the spirit of Zionism is alive at the institution.
Recently, two prominent school administrators, Dr. Hanan Alexander, vice president of academic affairs, and Rabbi Daniel Gordis, dean of the...
October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pmIsraeli-Palestinian coexistence and how to achieve it: That was the topic on everybody's lips when the 24th Annual Academic Conference convened at the Century Plaza Hotel last weekend. The panel, sponsored by American Friends of the Hebrew University, was followed by a luncheon...
June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pmHere we go again. For the third time in four years, Californians are about to be treated to another racially tinged slugfest, this time over bilingual education.
Slated for the June 1998 ballot, the measure -- called "English for Children" -- would direct California's educational...