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Efrat Nursery, Kindergarten Teachers Learning Self-Defense

Nursery and kindergarten teachers in Efrat learn self-defense techniques but hope they won't need them.

Israel-Japan Researchers Teaming on Autism and Brain Research

Israeli and Japanese researchers are teaming on a project to learn how autistic spectrum disorder develops in the brain.

Florida Philanthropists Donate $2.8 Million to Tel Aviv University

Florida philanthropists Dr. Morton and Cynthia Levitt have donated $2.8 million for a scholarship fund for medical education at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine...

Duke Reconsiders: No Minaret on Cathedral, No Call to Prayer Broadcast

In an aboutface, Duke University will not place a minaret on its cathedral or broadcast the Muslim call to prayer.

The New Anti-Semitism: Chesler Forces Our Eyes to See, Our Ears to Hear

When Phyllis Chesler first published The New Anti-Semitism more than a decade ago, it was a glowing lamp in the darkening night. Since that time, The Jewish...

Anti-Israel Resolutions Fail at American Historical Association

Historical academic association rejects effort to castigate Israel for allegedly denying Arabs "academic freedom" and "right to education."

Brandeis President Responds to Campus Imbroglio over Murdered Cops

Brandeis president condemns those who expressed no sympathy for slain NYPD officers, ignores campus bullies who attacked student journalist.

A War of Words (Some More Accurate Than Others) at Brandeis

Free speech for haters but not for those who quote the haters, according to Brandeis students.

Update: Bayit Yehudi Finally Has the Education Ministry – and Turns it Down

Bayit Yehudi, or its predecessor, the Mafdal party, hasn't held the Education Minister's portfolio since 1999.

Ban on Interfaith Teen Dating Lifted by United Synagogue Youth

United Synagogue Youth teen board members are told ban is lifted on dating non-Jews, but "important" to date within the faith.

Hebrew University to Close for Christmas

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25,...

PM Netanyahu Competes in International Bible Quiz

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu competed with others Tuesday in the fifth International Bible Quiz in Jerusalem.

Hebrew Univ. Study Links Fear of Terror with Risk of Death

A faster-beating heart as a result of fear of terror increase the risk of heart disease, researchers report.

Technion Robot Lights Hanukkah Candles – but What about the Blessings? [video]

It’s cute, inventive and raises an interesting question n Jewish law on appointing a representative to perform a mitzvah.

US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

US teachers are learning "3-D printing" from the Dept. of Defense.

Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

Harvard announced it will "look into" its boycott of SodaStream. But will it remove the boycott?

Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

Harvard boycotts SodaStream to avoid offense to Palestinian Arab students.

Tufts University Vandalized with Swastikas for Third Time in Two Years

Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years. The latest swastikas were found Saturday morning on...

ZOA Asks Scholastic to Address Omission of Israel from Map in Children’s Book

Scholastic has called the omission of Israel from the map “inadvertent”.

Empty Calif. BDS Vote Triggers Neutrality Reminder: Israel Wins

UCalifornia union passes empty BDS resolution, but triggers "no politics in classroom" policy - win for Israel!

3 Arrested in Arson at Jerusalem’s Mixed Jewish-Arab School

Three members of the Lehava organization are arrested for the Nov. 29 arson of Jerusalem's mixed Jewish-Arab school.

Two-Headed Salamander Tadpole Discovered in Haifa Ecology Lab

Suggested causes: pollution of water sources, radiation changes and the effects of a dwindling population.

Arab-Jewish School Torched; Anti-Arab Graffiti at Site

Anti-coexistence and Anti-Arab sentiment appears to be behind fire set at bilingual coexistence school in Jerusalem.

Minnesota Univ. Student Official Compares Group Backing Israel with KKK

Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.

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