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Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University hired a new faculty member convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior with boys, according to the Forward. The university, which is facing a major lawsuit concerning its handling of allegations of sexual abuse over several decades, has hired Akiva Roth, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to four counts of lewdness against several boys he […]
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Two more Jews, both from the United States, and a German non-Jew won the Nobel Prize in medicine in Monday, while two Israel contenders lost out. The newest Jewish Nobel Prize winners are James Rothman of Yale University and Randy Schekman of the University of California. The Israeli hopefuls were Hebrew University professors Howard Cedar […]
Posted on: September 29th, 2013News & Views → Global
A Chinese fund, bankrolled by the country’s richest man, is donating $130 million Technion University in a joint venture between the Haifa-based university and Shantou University (STU) to build a new academic facility in Guangdong Province. The contribution from the Li Ka Shing Foundation is the largest in Technion’s history and one of the largest […]
Posted on: September 13th, 2013News & Views → Global
Tel Aviv University and China’s Tsinghua University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strategic cooperation in innovative research and teaching, with an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars. A new research center in China initially will focus on life sciences and nanotechnology but later will include other sciences and high-tech, Globes reported. The […]
Posted on: September 12th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
A Penn junior studying at al Quds University laments the "worldwide systems of white supremacism and colonialism," and especially Israel as the "settler-colonial apartheid state," but ignores al Quds' glorification of murderers of Israelis, Americans, teenagers and children.
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Israel
Ever wondered where the most successful tech CEOs get their degrees? Bloomberg Rankings has the answer. After analyzing the alma maters of 250 CEOs of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion, Bloomberg found the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology tied for seventh with MIT, Rice University and the University of […]
Posted on: August 29th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Shurat HaDin argues that the support of Australian scholars of the BDS movement violates the Australian Racial Discrimination Act.
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.
Posted on: August 26th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks, while not identifying themselves as pros, officials in Jerusalem told the AP. The prime minister’s office said that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to go after antisemitism and calls to boycott Israel online. The […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Israeli government has come up with a scheme to increase pro-Israel messages on social media by offering students scholarships for taking on the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel movement. The project will allow the students to post message through a government link so that they will not have to identify themselves, according to the office of […]
Posted on: August 4th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
”Shikhin,” in northern Israel, is mentioned many times in the Talmud. Its location had not been known until a US-led team of archaeologists found it, along with an ancient synagogue.
Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
When interviewed this week, it turned out that Rabbi Eliyahu's opinion has either been modified following the attacks on him, or has always remained grounded in normative halacha.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Chulalongkorn University, a prestigious institution in Thailand, issued an apology Monday for a mural of Adolf Hitler painted outside one of its buildings. The university apologized in a statement following criticism of the mural painted outside its Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts building, The Associated Press reported. The mural, which was meant to be […]
Posted on: July 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Over the decades, Hillel has moved from being "the synagogue on campus" to encouraging Jewish students to experience and define Jewish" in their own way. Is Hillel now also telling students "pro-Israel" means whatever they want it to mean?
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.
Posted on: June 27th, 2013News & Views → On Campus / Education
This is a graduation cap designed by Renee Wietschner, of Woodmere, Long Island, worn at Yeshiva University H.S. Girls (“Central”) 2013 graduation. The unique and meaningful mortar board caught the attention of Dr. Paul Brody, an Israel activist living in Great Neck, Long Island, who sang the HaTikva at the ceremony, and was seated immediately […]
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