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  • 12 plaintiffs join $380 million sex-abuse suit against Y.U.

    August 7, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Twelve former students joined a $380 million lawsuit against Yeshiva University for covering up sexual abuse at its high school.

    The new plaintiffs’ names came out in court papers used in a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., according to the New York...

  • The Worst Teacher I Ever Had & The Most Important Lesson I Ever Learned

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    I have taught children of every age since the early 1970s. In more than four decades I have learned many lessons about how people best learn, why teachers need to teach to the individual child and what is ultimately important in the teacher-student relationship. The Babylonian...

  • South African university distances itself from student boycott of Israel

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    September 4, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.

    In a statement released Monday, the university said that it does not share the initiative of the Wits Student Representative Council, adopted Aug. 31, which calls...

  • Ongoing education at the click of a mouse

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 8, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    It seems like only yesterday that my friend Teri was telling me that if she could do college all over again she would take different courses: literature, poetry and just a greater variety of subjects. Well, I’ve got some good news: turns out that you can now take an amazing variety...

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  • Druse students return to Golan from Damascus

    August 8, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Dozens of Druse students studying in Syria returned to their Golan Heights homes.

    The students, who had been studying at a university in Damascus, crossed from Syria into Israel on Tuesday through the Kuneitra crossing. They had received permission to return two weeks ago.

    Their...

  • Student apologizes for sporting Hitler look, offering Nazi salute on ‘Mustache Day’

    June 11, 2012 | 10:42 am

    A student at a Johannesburg private school who mimicked Adolf Hitler on “Moustache Day” and gave a Nazi salute has apologized, the school’s headmaster said.

    Roger Cameron, headmaster of St. John’s College, in a letter that appears on the school’s website wrote that the boy, as well...

  • Turning tragedy into prevention

    By Ryan Torok

    June 6, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Agoura High School senior Brian Hertz was shaken when a student at New Community Jewish High School died in a car accident in February 2010.

    “I was just shocked because it was so awful,” he said.

    Adir Vered was killed when the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into a parked...

  • Teacher arrested after Holocaust lesson goes awry

    May 1, 2012 | 11:02 am

    A South Carolina teacher was arrested on charges of assault and battery after trying to make a point during a lesson on the Holocaust.

    Patricia Mulholland, a veteran seventh-grade social studies teacher at Bluffton Middle School, is accused of dragging a student from his seat by his...

  • Student beaten outside Ozar Hatorah school in Paris

    March 27, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    A Jewish boy reportedly was beaten outside the Ozar Hatorah school in Paris by youths shouting anti-Semitic epithets.

    The incident occurred Monday outside the school, which the 12-year-old victim attends. He was not seriously injured.

    The attack came a week after a gunman opened...

  • Student sues UC Davis over Jewish fraternity hazing

    November 14, 2011 | 11:01 am

    A former University of California at Davis student has filed a lawsuit against the university. His claims include negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and creating a hostile educational environment — all stemming from the university’s refusal to address his...

  • Indiana University student still missing

    June 15, 2011 | 1:03 pm

    Lauren Spierer, a sophomore at Indiana University, remains missing a week after disappearing on her way home from a sports bar.

    Spierer’s case was featured June 11 on Fox’s “America’s Most Wanted.”

    Spierer, 20, who is Jewish, has been missing since early on the morning...

  • Student files ‘hostile environment’ complaint against York

    March 25, 2011 | 11:21 am

    A York University student filed a complaint with Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal alleging the university tolerated an environment hostile to Jews.

    Sammy Katz claims that he and other students were subject to physical and verbal abuse at a pro-Israel event on the university’s Toronto...

  • Jewish student suing UC Berkeley for civil rights infringement

    March 7, 2011 | 5:30 pm

    A student has brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley, saying the university did not protect her from being attacked because she is Jewish.

    Lawyers for Jessica Felber, 20, say the case, filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., on...

  • Breaking News: American Student Stabbed in Jerusalem

    February 9, 2009 | 1:29 pm

    An American Jewish student was stabbed in Jerusalem by three men believed to be Palestinians, according to reports.

    The 19-year-old male student, said to be enrolled at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was admitted to the hospital after the incident late Saturday night with stab...

  • Honey, you’re home!

    By Rachel Heller

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Stop me if you've heard this one before.

    Student gets into good university. Student obtains esteemed degree. Graduate flounders in unsteady job market; must confront the dreaded possibility of moving back in with her parents, Ima and Abba, whom I dearly love -- and come college, was...

  • Letter from Jerusalem

    By Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Silent slideshow shows images of the funeral in Jerusalem


    Condolence visits are part of a rabbi's life, but no one ever taught us how to make nine visits in a 48-hour period.

    We arrived in Israel on the morning of Tuesday, March 11, and left Israel the following night. Our mission,...

  • Briefs: AJCommittee lobbies Sacramento for fuel efficiency; West Coast Service Corps helps others

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Delegation Speaks With Legislature About Fuel Efficiency

    As prices at the pump continue their march toward $4 a gallon, about 40 members of the American Jewish Committee (AJCommittee) traveled to Sacramento last week to discuss reducing fossil-fuel consumption to slow climate change...

  • UCLA students rally for captured Israeli soldiers

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Some 300 UCLA students rallied Tuesday (Oct. 30) on campus to demand the safe return of three kidnapped Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit.

    The noontime rally at Bruin Plaza, the traditional site for student protests, was part of about 1,000 similar...
  • UC students face hurdles if they want to ‘study abroad’ in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Marion Said's parents didn't like her proposal: Having just completed her second year at UCLA in 2006, the political science student from Sherman Oaks wanted to drop out of school so she could spend a year studying at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    That would mean Said would need to...

  • Briefs: Carter condemns, Ban meets, students protest

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Carter: Israel backers demand 'subservience'

    Mideast peace is possible only with forceful U.S. engagement, former President Jimmy Carter said as he received the Ridenhour Courage Prize for speaking out on controversial topics. Carter -- whose recent book, "Palestine: Peace Not...
  • Fate of Santa Monica apartment building embroils rabbi and residents in legal battle

    By Jane Ulman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One late afternoon in October 1978, Hertzel Illulian, a Chabad student from Brooklyn, was silently praying mincha outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Tehran. He took three steps back after reciting the Amidah, the service's central prayer, and found himself surrounded by a wall of...

  • New Year brings new hope to inmates

    By Nick Street

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Daniel, a 24-year-old UCLA student, has gotten under my skin. I met him a month ago when I followed Rabbi Yossi Carron on his rounds through Men's Central Jail and Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles. Daniel had a few more days to serve on the six-month sentence...
  • More Information on Getting That Visa

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Visa Violations

    The U.S. government estimates that about 40 percent of people who are in this country illegally arrived on a legal visa but lost their legal status either by overstaying or otherwise violating the terms of their visa. These are sometimes referred to as "nonimmigrant...

  • Spirit and Chocolate Top Temple Emanuel Installation

    By Norma Zager

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There was chocolate and music last week when Sue Brucker was installed as president of Temple Emanuel's board of directors at Shabbat Unplugged. Amid the singing and Shabbat rituals, Brucker was applauded for her talents as a leader, and her commitment and dedication to getting any...

  • Promoting Jewish Learning

    By Carolyn Slutsky

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Friday afternoon, the chapel bells at Duke University chimed "Shalom Aleichem" as about 1,300 educators gathered for the 31st annual conference of the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE).

    Billed as "Jewish Literacy: A Learned Community and a...

  • Circuit

    August 24, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The Reagan Library was the setting when more than 500 Jewish Republicans gathered to pay tribute to U.S. and Israeli armed forces. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) set a powerful model of the necessity for firm resolve at this time of international crises....

  • Do Day School Health Programs Make the Grade?

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty parents from the Emek Hebrew Academy in Valley Village have come on a chilly winter evening to hear Dr. Francine Kaufman, a national expert on diabetes and childhood obesity, talk about promoting children's health. Although the school has 455 families, Rabbi Sholom Strajcher,...
  • Spectator - Spin-Doctors of the Revolution

    By Steven Rosen

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rachel Boynton, director of the documentary "Our Brand Is Crisis," was excited when she first learned that American political consultants export their work globally.

    While a student at Columbia School of Journalism, she saw a film about the history of 20th century nonviolent...

  • Forget School—Let’s Go March

    By Jennifer Solis

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    OK, I'll admit it: I was one of the half-million congesting downtown Los Angeles the weekend of the massive pro-immigrant rally. My mother, who also went along, did so because many of her friends were marching, and it was a great social occasion.

    For me, it was an opportunity to...

  • Class Notes - National Nachas for Shalhevet

    By Julie G Fax

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shalhevet School is on a winning streak, bringing the Los Angeles yeshiva high school to national prominence in the areas of ethics, politics and sports.

    Shalhevet is the only Jewish school and the only school in Los Angeles included in a national report on how to produce students...

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