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  • The Gold Man – A Guest Blog

    By Ilana Angel

    August 27, 2012 | 12:07 am

    I spent the weekend in San Francisco with the Englishman and our kids.  It was his birthday, and with his oldest daughter there attending university, we headed up so we could celebrate together. Our kids all get along in a marvelous way and I am truly blessed because I love his...

  • The Culture of Bullying: It’s Not Just Kids!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    June 25, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    ABC News reports that close to 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and around 160,000 kids stay home from school every day out of fear of being bullied. Up to 10 percent of students either drop out or transfer to another school due to bullying. In the...

  • Sender of anti-Semitic texts to N.M. classmate is suspended

    May 29, 2012 | 10:40 am

    A New Mexico high school student was suspended for sending hundreds of anti-Semitic text messages to a Jewish classmate.

    The sender reportedly confessed and was suspended from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque until January.

    More than 1,700 anti-Semitic text messages were sent to...

  • Bullying and the house of horrors

    April 18, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    The shocking news came over the Passover holiday. Five young men, all Jews, were found in a basement, bound together nearly naked, covered in welts and smeared with honey, hot sauce and flour. When they were rescued, the victims were shivering and described as having “horrified and...

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  • Letters to the Editor: ‘Bully,’ Wall Street, Tom Tugend’s award

    March 28, 2012 | 6:38 pm

    Addressing the Bully Pulpit

    Thank you for bringing so much attention to the important issue of bullying (“The Battle to Get ‘Bully’ Seen by Those Who Need It Most,” March 23).

    When we talk about bullying, it’s not only about bystanders and targets. What is needed now is...

  • ‘Bully’ documentary to land in theaters unrated

    March 26, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    The Weinstein Co. on Monday said it has decided to release its documentary “Bully” without a U.S. film rating after failing to persuade the Motion Picture Association of America to change to one that is less restrictive.

    “Bully,” set for release on March 30, has drawn controversy...

  • The battle to get ‘Bully’ seen by those who need it most

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    At Sioux City Middle School in Iowa, 12-year-old Alex Libby is the odd-man-out. Seen by his peers as different, he has golden hair, gentle eyes, a wide, flat nose and permanently puckered lips. Together, they might seem to express something both pouty and vulnerable, sweet and sad....

  • Q&A with an expert on bullying

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 21, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Ron Avi Astor, the Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at USC, has been studying the epidemiology of school violence for nearly 30 years. In 1997, he moved his family to Jerusalem for one year to run the first-ever large-scale comprehensive school...

  • I LOVE YOU JONAH

    By Ilana Angel

    December 4, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Dear Jonah,

    I love you.  You are a brave young man and I am holding you close to my heart.  I feel your sadness, pain, confusion, fear and hope.  Hold on Jonah because this too shall pass, even though it feels like it never will.  You are blessed with courage and your video is...

  • Back to School, Back to Bullying?  Break the Cycle at Home

    By Ilana Angel

    August 14, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    On Sunday afternoon, with kids preparing to start the new school year, and parents like myself feeling the stress of sending our kids out into the madness, my friend Eric posted this update on his Facebook page:

    To all my friends who are PARENTS, teach your kids returning to school:...

  • How to tame your bully

    July 21, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    In the dictionary, a bully is defined as “a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” It sounds likes an accurate definition, but it’s not absolutely true. Sure, there is always the stereotypical, all muscle...

  • Bullying of LGBTQ teens discussed at NCJW event

    By Ryan Torok

    May 31, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    During a panel discussion at the National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Los Angeles office in April, education experts highlighted the pervasiveness of bullying in schools, saying a disproportionate number of gay and lesbian students are victims.

    As a result, gay and lesbian...

  • ‘Beat the Jew’ high school to get tolerance education

    November 1, 2010 | 9:45 am

    A high school where a group of students played a highway chase game called “Beat the Jew” will study a new tolerance curriculum.

    Administrators at the La Quinta High School in Southern California and Desert Sands Unified School District have accepted an offer from the Jewish...

  • From the people who brought you the Iraq war comes . . . The ALL NEW Cold War

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 15, 2008 | 9:09 pm

    Wait a minute: I thought the greatest threat to the American way of life was Saddam Hussein?  OK, he’s dead. 

    Then the greatest threat must be leaving Iraq.  But now President Bush seems ready to adopt Barack Obama’s withdrawal timetable.  Hold it, it’s Iran.  We have to be ready...

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