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Chicago Founder of Scholarships for IDF Veterans Meets 1,500 New Students

Buffalo Grove founder Albert Frank met some 1,500 Israeli veterans whose educations are being sponsored by scholarship program he founded.

52 JCCs from 15 Countries Go Speed Dating for New Jewish Partnerships

Unprecedented sessions to take place at JCC Global’s World Conference, Nov. 5-9, in Tarrytown, NY

Israeli Scientists Turn Brain Cells Into Skin Cells

"Future developments based on this method may enable the transformation of one tissue taken from the patient's own body into another tissue to replace the damaged organ."

Report: Most Israeli Universities Penalize Reservists

Only 16 out of the 63 institutions for higher learning in Israel enable students serving in reserve duty the opportunity to attain academic credits for material they missed on account of their reserve service.
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LIGO Detector Confirms 1989 Hebrew U. Prediction that Neutron Star Mergers Produce Gamma Ray...

28 years ago, Prof. Tsvi Piran at Hebrew University's Racah Institute of Physics led a team that published an accurate prediction in 'Nature' that was initially disputed or ignored.

Gravitational Waves Detected After Neutron Stars Collide 120 Million Light Years Away

"This new ability to study gravitational waves is analogous to a sense of touch."

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Launches Great Debates: 6-Part Course on Dead Sea Scrolls &...

"The texts we study are ancient, but the ideas are as exciting and relevant as ever.”

New French Jewish UNESCO Chief: the Organization Must Change

After the vote, Azoulay said, "if my nomination is confirmed, my first action would be to restore the agency's credibility and the confidence of member states in its ability to confront the challenges that only UNESCO can face."

US Ambassador Discovers in Sderot Yeshiva, City, Defying Terror with Growth

"In Sderot, there's a different kind of Jew, one that says, 'Ad kan. That's it. We're done. We're not moving.' And that's a story that doesn't get told enough."

A Million Jews in 1,000 Cities to Celebrate Shabbat Together October 27 – 28

From LA to London, Melbourne to Moscow, Tel Aviv to Tokyo, and now Mozambique, Cyprus, Togo, Paraguay and Venezuela, Jewish communities around the world will take a collective deep breath and enjoy 25 hours of Shabbat — together.

Belgium Freezes Its Projects in Palestinian Authority Schools After Discovering Deception

Belgium says it “will not allow itself to be associated with the names of terrorists in any way.”

K-State Vandals Demolish Sukkah Against Car Belonging to Diversity Initiatives Activist

“This was meant to be a place where everyone was welcome, and someone just ripped it down.”

Israel Innovation Authority: Israeli Economy Losing Momentum with Slow Hi-Tech Hiring

'If we do not act to leapfrog [non-hi-tech] industries forward – the gap between the hi-tech industry and traditional economy will only increase.'

OU Slams Mayor de Blasio for Traif Only Free School Lunch Plan

The OU is planning an ad campaign condemning the mayor's failure to meet the nutritional needs of city children.

Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.

New UNRWA Schoolbooks Teach Hate: Israel, Jews Don’t Belong in Region

“The Palestinian child stood facing the enemy’s bullets like a brave soldier,” one book teaches. A 2017 text calls firebombing an Israeli public bus a “barbecue party.”

McGill U. Students Vote Down BDS

The students' board found that BDS motions breach its equity policy, which prohibits discrimination against any student it represents, including on the basis of national origin.

BGU Medical School for International Health Announces Global Health Scholarship

“The need for medical training that addresses underserved populations has never been more important."

Rosh Hashanah Lessons: What Your Children Can Teach You

This year, instead of seeing your children as a distraction from the path to spiritual preparation for Yom Tov, look to them to guide you towards a year of growth.
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NY Museum Creates Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Gutter and Schloss answer in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Israeli Students To Be Given The Chance To Work With NASA

“When they get back, the knowledge and experience they will have accumulated will assist them in promoting the field of space exploration in Israel.”

PM Netanyahu, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Meet in Jerusalem

The Iowa delegation is slated to sign two inter-university agreements with Tel Aviv University and the Volcani Center.

Thanks to Israeli Volunteers, School Children in India Learn to Recycle Water

“When I go back to studying at university this year, I will have a completely different perspective on what’s important in life."

Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites

Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.
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US Jewish Kids’ Social Media Campaign Helps Feed Hungry Israeli Schoolchildren

According to the Israeli government’s National Insurance Institute, there are 776,500 children living below the poverty line in Israel.

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