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  • Motherhood 101: Teenage Drama

    By Ilana Angel

    November 25, 2013 | 7:56 am

    This is a typical conversation with my child:

    Me: Hi. How was your day?

    Him: Good

    Me: What happened at school?

    Him: Nothing.

    Me: Anything exciting going on?

    Him: Nope.

    Me: What did you learn today?

    Him: Stuff.

    Me: Great. Tell me about it.

    Him: Nothing to tell...

  • Israeli civil rights group files class action racism complaint against Australian Professor

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 7, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    On July 31, 2013, an Israeli civil rights group, Shurat HaDin, has filed a class action complaint under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 with the Australian Human Rights Commission over a Sydney professor's participation and public support of boycotts of Israel including...

  • College and your child

    By Dennis Prager

    July 31, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    The following are some of the basic postulates about America, religion, society, morality, the arts and Israel that are taught at almost every American university.

    America:

    • The United States is no better than any other country, and in some important ways it is worse than...

  • Hyperbole and reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    Last month, this blog wrote about the impending United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v the University of Texas. The case revolves around the issue of  race based university admissions policies. When the decision comes down next week there will be analyses and...

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  • Helping grads on their Jewish journey

    June 6, 2013 | 11:01 am

    As a Hillel director for the last seven years, I have come to love this time of year. Graduation is the moment to celebrate not just academic learning, but the personal growth and discovery students experience during their university years. Sitting among the friends and family...

  • Israeli Technion students replied to a call for boycott from Sydney, Australia

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2013 | 10:20 am

    On 10 April, the Student Representative Council at the University of Sydney, Australia (SRC), voted to pass a resolution calling on the university administration to cut ties with the Technion- a globally known and appreciated Israeli academic institution for technology. The...

  • Five challenges facing the American pro-Israel community in the next four years

    November 1, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    The American pro-Israel community has a lot of work to do. While many pro-Israel organizations in the United States, including AIPAC, Christians United for Israel, Stand with US and Hasbara have been extremely effective in defending the Jewish State, there is always more we can do....

  • Britain’s Hague condemns Israeli gesture on West Bank university in Ariel

    September 10, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned a symbolic decision by the Israeli Cabinet to change the status of the Ariel University Center in the West Bank into a full-fledged university.

    Hague's statement Monday also hinted that Sunday's decision, which is non-binding,...

  • Hillel’s new plan: Programming for and by students not so involved in Hillel

    August 14, 2012 | 12:43 pm

    Meet 22-year-old Jeremy Moskowitz, the poster child for what Hillel hopes will be a revolution in campus Jewish life. The catch: He didn’t spend much time at Hillel during his four years at Duke University.

    Moskowitz attended Jewish day school before college, but chose Duke in...

  • 18 days and 22 years

    By Ilana Angel

    July 26, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    My son has gone back east with his best friend for three weeks.  It is the third year he has made the trip and he truly loves it.  They hang out at the lake, play tennis, go hiking, see movies, and have a classic all American summer experience.  Today marks 18 days until I see him.

    ...
  • Panel votes to recognize West Bank college as full university

    July 17, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The West Bank will have its first full university, pending the go-ahead of the Israeli military.

    The Ariel University Center on Tuesday was recognized as a full university by the Judea and Samaria Council for Higher Education, which handles educational concerns in the West Bank. The...

  • Support for Ariel school as university comes before vote

    July 16, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Israel’s Education Minister expressed public support for turning the university center at Ariel into a full university, and the Finance Ministry announced extra funding in advance of a committee vote on the issue.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday that his ministry...

  • Tel Aviv U. students marking Nakba face counter protest

    May 14, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Students at Tel Aviv University who marked Nakba Day with a ceremony were met with a counter demonstration.

    Campus employees and other students protested the ceremony Monday marking what the Arabs call the “catastrophe”—the date on the Gregorian calendar when Israel achieved...

  • Hebrew College to keep its building

    May 10, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    Hebrew College is renegotiating its debt and will be able to keep its flagship Newton Building.

    Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, president of the suburban Boston college, told The Jewish Advocate newspaper that the school has settled its original loan and refinanced its debt to $7.4 million...

  • OPINION: Keep down the rates of student loans

    May 4, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Education is the key to success—a “silver bullet” for changing lives in all segments of society. An affordable, quality college education must be available to all, not just the wealthy.

    Horace Mann, the renowned innovator in public education, said that “Education … beyond all...

  • Students stage walkout protest of Oren’s GW speech

    May 1, 2012 | 12:56 pm

    A group of protesting students silently walked out of a speech by Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Michael Oren, at George Washington University.

    Near the beginning of the speech Monday night in Washington, more than a dozen students walked out of the room, with one holding a sign that...

  • Anti-Israel Israelis?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 4, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Hana Shalabi, a member of the Islamic Jihad, was one of the 1027 prisoners who were released for the return of Gilad Shalit. On February 16th, she was arrested again, for being recognized as a potential threat to the safety of Israel. Following her arrest, she went on a fast for...

  • Inflammatory Charges…and Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.

    Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate that

    the gap in achievement...
  • Cornell, Technion joining for top tech campus

    October 24, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Cornell University and The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will partner to create a world-class applied science and engineering campus in New York City.

    The NYC Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island is set to combine the strengths of both institutions.

    Cornell President David...

  • ZOA complaint seeking probe of Rutgers

    July 27, 2011 | 10:22 am

    The Zionist Organization of America has filed a complaint against Rutgers University alleging that the school fostered a hostile environment toward Jewish students.

    The complaint requests that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights investigate the New Jersey...

  • At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations

    March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    It’s March, which means the days get longer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict heats up on campuses across North America with the annual staging of Israel Apartheid Week.

    Last year, pro-Israel activists countered Apartheid Week events ranging from anti-Israel speeches to the...

  • Reb Zalman archives given to Colorado U.

    January 3, 2011 | 10:08 am

    The personal papers and other materials of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, a founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, have been given to the University of Colorado.

    The material, including audio-visual material, have become part of the Colorado University-Boulder Library Archives,...

  • Indiana U. fires suspect in anti-Semitic attack

    December 22, 2010 | 11:00 am

    Indiana University reportedly has fired an employee who was identified as a suspect in one attack in a series on Jewish targets.

    Mark Zacharias, the scholarship coordinator of IU’s Hutton Honors College Scholarship, was let go after working at the university for seven years, The...

  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas and secular universities

    By Dennis Prager

    December 1, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    The Wall Street Journal recently published a column about ultra-Orthodox (Charedi) Jews in Israel who do not work for a living. Sixty-five percent of ultra-Orthodox men ages 35-54 do not go to work. Instead, they study Torah while demanding increasing amounts of money from the taxes...

  • More attacks hit Jewish targets at Indiana Univ.

    December 1, 2010 | 10:53 am

    The desecration of holy texts was among three new attacks on Jewish targets at Indiana University that come in the wake of two earlier incidents.

    A rock was thrown Tuesday morning through the window of an apartment above the Chabad Jewish student center, located just off the...

  • Obama’s Cairo Speech: I Give It An “A”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 4, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo will go down as an historic game-changer in the history of the United States’ involvement in the Middle East.

    Let me be clear: it changes the game for the better.

    One effect of the speech will be to put a lie to the idea that the US is...

  • L.A.’s Jewish Community Library Likely to Move

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 15, 2009 | 5:23 am

    A coalition of Jewish Community Library supporters say leaders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have spurned their efforts to create an independent library and to stop a proposed merger with the American Jewish University.

    Since March 2008, leaders of Federation,...

  • Israeli study: As negotiators, man smart, woman smarter

    August 13, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Forget the men when it comes to business negotiations. Women may be more skilled than their masculine counterparts, according to a new study by an Israeli researcher.

    The doctoral study, by Yael Itzhaki of Tel Aviv University (TAU), indicated that in certain groupings, women offered...

  • Donors push Bar-Ilan to head of the class

    By Tom Tugend

    July 17, 2008 | 12:32 am

    "I wish I had 10 percent of the success with the Israeli government as I have with private donors," sighed Moshe Kaveh, the president of Bar-Ilan University.

    His sentiment is understandable. Together with Israel's six other research universities, Bar-Ilan has been in a prolonged...

  • The professor the anti-Semites love

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Kevin MacDonald had just completed the first in a series of books that would come to define him. Awaiting feedback from his publisher 15 years ago, MacDonald sent his manuscript to a colleague in the psychology department at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The...
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