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  • Orthodox woman, a first

    January 16, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    In a groundbreaking appointment, the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR,CA), has selected Tamar Frankiel as its new president, making her the first Orthodox woman to lead an American rabbinical school.

    Frankiel, 66, is a professor of comparative religion and an expert...

  • Druze professor appointed Israeli envoy to New Zealand

    April 24, 2012 | 10:14 am

    A Druze professor was appointed Israel’s chief diplomat in New Zealand.

    Naim Araidi, who teaches Hebrew literature at Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University, was named to the post by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Yediot Achronot reported.

    “After years of representing...

  • Alpert JCC hosts community forum on CSLUB prof, ADL-hosted trip to D.C. unites diverse teens

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    Alpert JCC Hosts Community Forum on Controversial Cal State Professor

    Cal State Long Beach is quieter these days, with most students gone for the summer, but discussion of the writings of professor Kevin MacDonald has not died down.

    In response, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL),...

  • Liberal Academics Blind to Terror Threat

    By Avi Davis

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The professor narrowed his eyes, leaned back in his chair and yawned.

    "You don't really believe that do you?"

    I stared back perplexed.

    "What?"

    "That there is really some terrorist conspiracy poised against the United States."

    There was a short silence. I took a deep breath, not...

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  • Lecture Stirs Anger

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A public lecture by a visiting scholar on the UCLA campus usually doesn't make much of a ripple, but nearly all of the 1,800 seats in Royce Hall were taken and the atmosphere was electric when professor Edward W. Said stepped up to the lectern.

    The sponsoring Burkle Center for...

  • In Search of Moderate Muslims

    By Gary Rosenblatt

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, a professor of Islamic law at UCLA, estimates that two years ago he received between 30 and 40 requests from around the country to participate in interfaith dialogues between Jews and Muslims.

    Last year he received just one.

    "They just vanished," he said...

  • 2040 Vision

    By Rob Eshman

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This, too, shall pass.

    And when the current government crisis in Israel, the showdown with Iraq and the conflict with the Palestinians are history, professor Avishay Braverman wonders, whither Israel?

    His answer: the Negev.

    "All our focus is on what I call the theater of the...

  • CSU Might End Israel Trips

    By Tom Tugend

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two Cal State University (CSU) students spending their junior year on a foreign campus are enthusiastic about their experience. Ayelet Arbel loves the beautiful campus setting, the nearby beaches, the unique cultural exposure and the vibrant city life. Adam Ascherin is most impressed...

  • Heroes’ Stories Discovered Again

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "The Jews of Ethiopia: A Personal Journey Back to Their Past" consists of a collection of some 60 black-and-white photos taken by Dr. Wolf Leslau during a number of explorations of the Ethiopian hinterlands, starting in the mid-1940s.

    Leslau, an internationally renowned professor of...

  • Life and Death with Morrie

    By Avi Lidgi

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Mitch Albom,highly decorated sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, has probedevery subject from Dennis Rodman to Latrell Sprewell. Yet hisbest-selling book, "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man,and Life's Great Lessons," finds him tackling an even more demandingsubject:...
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