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  • Stop reckless sponsorship of anti-Israelism

    November 21, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    I never imagined that a day would come when some of the world’s leading corporations would fund calls for Israel’s destruction, let alone at one of the world’s most prestigious universities. But that is exactly what happened last week at Harvard.

    My invitation to “Harvard Arab...

  • Jews without Harvard

    By Rob Eshman

    February 12, 2014 | 11:39 am

    This is the time of year when the Golden Children of our tribe are being anointed by the nation’s finest colleges and universities. These kids have traveled a long road to glory — GPA, SAT, AP, interviews, essays, common apps.

    For a full year, the only question they’ve heard from...

  • Wendy Davis & Rick Perry = Good vs. Evil

    By Ilana Angel

    June 27, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    I love Wendy Davis.  Truly love her on levels that are deep, even though I only learned who she was recently.  She is an amazing woman and I admire her.  I do not like Rick Perry.  I dislike him on levels that are deep, even though I know I am wasting my energy.  Wendy Davis is...

  • An apple for the Apple

    By Marty Kaplan

    April 10, 2013 | 11:21 am

    I ain’t letting no computer grade this column.  No way.

    For one thing, essay-grading software can’t tell the difference between the intentional errors I just made and the kind of mistakes that would torpedo a college or job application.  For another, who needs a machine to tell...

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  • The Sham(s) Movement at Harvard

    By Orit Arfa

    March 15, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Alex Shams is appropriately named. Mr. Shams is the leader of the “sham” movement at Harvard, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee, proclaiming to be standing up for "Palestinian rights." He is not shy in letting us know that he openly seeks the destruction of Israel...

  • Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart II!

    By Orit Arfa

    March 8, 2013 | 7:13 pm

    Thank you Creative Zionist Coalition member, Sigal Walder, for a great suggestion on an "eviction notice" counter campaign on college campuses following Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee's stunt to intimidate Jewish students and play victim. As I've already reported in my last...

  • Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart!

    By Orit Arfa

    March 7, 2013 | 5:37 pm

    Jewish students were the victim of a vicious “hate crime” by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee during “Israel Apartheid Week.” It’s not a “crime,” per se, more like a clever annoyance. You gotta hand it to the Muslim groups. They know how to instigate. Read more about it...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple target of bomb threats

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 18, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    UPDATE (DEC. 20): Man arrested in connection with L.A. synagogue bomb threats

    DEC. 18: Police responded to multiple bomb threats targeting the Koreatown home of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and a police squad car parked adjacent to the campus on Dec. 18, disrupting life for...

  • Jewish economist Alvin Roth ‘surprised,’ ‘delighted’ by Nobel Prize

    October 15, 2012 | 8:05 am

    U.S. economist Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday with colleague Lloyd Shapley, was "surprised" and "delighted" when he got the midnight call at his California home telling him he had won.

    "I am having my first sip of coffee right now," said Roth,...

  • Zuckerberg Ties the Knot but Money Trumps Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2012 | 7:16 am

    Mark Zuckerberg got married.  Mazel Tov.  He is a Jew, she is a Gentile, and so another one bites the dust.  Priscilla Chan is a nice young doctor so that’s a sweet Jewish touch, but we really know nothing about this couple or how their wedding went down.  What we do know for sure...

  • At Harvard, Dennis Ross takes another bite of the apple

    April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Appearing considerably greyer than when he began negotiating the Oslo peace process for the Clinton Administration 18 years ago, former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross addressed Harvard University’s first Israel Conference April 20 on the topic of “Innovating the Peace Process.”...

  • Israeli police send Harvard students out of Palestinian village

    March 15, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Isaeli Border Police redirected a group of students from Harvard University from a Palestinian village for traveling on a security road.

    The 55 students and the Palestinian activist guiding them were stopped Wednesday in Walaja and escorted to a nearby Israeli checkpoint. The bus...

  • Harvard, Santorum and the one-state solution

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 27, 2012 | 10:20 am

    This coming weekend, Harvard’s Kennedy School will host a “One State Conference” where some 20 speakers will be talking about “Israel/Palestine and the one-state solution.”  Between the idea of a one-state solution, and the reaction to Harvard’s providing a venue for...

  • Yeshiva University ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

    February 2, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

    The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who are accepted to the school. According to the...

  • Kate Dillon: Super Model, Reality TV Addict & Real Housewife of NYC?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 25, 2011 | 11:32 am

    I recently got a Twitter message from Kate Dillon.  Yes, supermodel Kate Dillon.  She wrote to let me know she was reading my blog and loved my take on The Bachelorette.  We started chatting over Twitter, which led to an interview, which allows me to now introduce you to my new pal...

  • Elena Kagan: From Obama Jewish proxy to Supreme Court pick

    May 10, 2010 | 10:21 am

    Elena Kagan would make it three—three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history.

    President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his solicitor general to fill retiring Justice John Paul Stevens’ seat on the Supreme Court, made one...

  • Lawmakers urge Harvard divestment from Iran

    April 27, 2010 | 10:23 am

    Seventeen U.S. Congress members sent a letter to Harvard University urging divestment from Iran’s energy sector.

    “As Harvard University alumni and members of the United States Congress, we support the student-initiated, student-led movement calling on Harvard to divest from holdings...

  • What to do when the high price of higher education keeps getting higher

    By Audrey Kahane

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    As high school seniors scramble to finish college applications and anxiously await admission decisions, their parents may be more worried about how they're going to pay the bill.

    The average annual cost for tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses at a UC campus is about...

  • Harvard Campaign Against Hate

    By Rachel Fish

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Feeling frustrated about Arab anti-Semitism? Upset by people's insensitivity toward Jewish concerns? Think you're powerless to influence your school or community? Think again.

    A group of Harvard students spoke out against hate speech in the Middle East, and, thanks to the support of...

  • Berkeley Donors Linked to Terrorists

    By Rachel Pomerance

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Funders of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies have links to Al-Qaeda, according to a campus Jewish newspaper.

    Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who funds the center's Sultan Endowment for Arab studies, is a primary defendant in the $100 trillion lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • Palestinian Supporters Gift-Wrap Message

    By Rachel Pomerance

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the United States is considered Israel's last remaining key ally. Aiming to change that, the anti-Israel movement on college campuses has adopted a message rooted in bedrock American ideals.

    The second National Student Conference on the...

  • Evolution of a Darwinian Musical

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As a kid in Queens, N.Y., Richard Milner's nickname was "Dino," while fellow Jurassic-geek Stephen Jay Gould was "Fossil Face." For Milner's 1954 Reform bar mitzvah, Gould gave him -- what else? -- Roy Chapman Andrews' classic, "All About Dinosaurs."

    Four decades later, Gould, by...

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