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  • News reports revive AJU environmental debate

    20 hours ago

    Nuclear activist Dan Hirsch made a promise in 1979 that would drag him into a three-decade fight he didn’t ask for, a fight that has since drawn in Boeing, an alphabet soup of regulators and, most recently, American Jewish University (AJU).

    Hirsch’s students at UCLA had dug up...

  • Letters to the editor: Islamic extremism, contamination at Brandeis-Bardin and more

    21 hours ago

    Hydra vs. Islam

    As a friend and fan of Rabbi Reuven Firestone, I was disappointed by “Heads of the Hydra” (Nov. 20). He writes: “Let’s be clear. This terrible violence is not about Islam. That accusation is a canard. It’s an excuse, a pitiful substitute for careful analysis and...

  • John O. Varble, Brandeis-Bardin ranch manager dies at 83

    November 8, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    The legacy of John O. (Johnny) Varble, who died on Oct. 19 at 83 on the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University, will live on forever. Johnny was a dedicated and beloved member of the Brandeis-Bardin community for more than 40 years, leading the ranch staff, and...

  • Teaching in the Temple of Nature

    By Marc Ballon

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Gabe Goldman wanted to believe in miracles, wanted to believe in the power of prayer, wanted to believe that God had spoken to prophets. But Goldman, an Orthodox Jew, felt burned out on Judaism. He would perform the rituals with perfect technique, but no heart. A change, he thought,...

  • Couples Camp

    By Rob Kutner

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It was 6:00 on a Friday evening. My wife, myself, and 50 complete strangers had just managed to light two candles, each on one tiny table, without burning ourselves. Our names, printed in a groovy font, glistened under the nametags hanging around our necks. We were sitting in a...