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Will New Hillel Head Honcho Continue Stretching the ‘Big Tent’?

3 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
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?

Search for Strong Egyptian Leader Ends in Tel Hazor Dig

2 Av 5773 – July 9, 2013
Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.

Jewish Schools Advocacy Bringing Hundreds of Millions in Public Funds

25 Tammuz 5773 – July 3, 2013
Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

A Yiddishe (Graduation) Cap

19 Tammuz 5773 – June 27, 2013
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...

Writer: President Elect Rohani Plagiarized Ph.D. Thesis

It's doubtful that Rouhani ever attended the British university in person.

Jewish Scientists: Block Memory of Alcohol Use and Cure the Habit?

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
Research teams headed by a Hebrew University graduate and Tel Aviv University researchers have suggested that an experiment on rats showed that blocking their...

U of Chicago Teams up with Ben Gurion for Clean Water

The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will begin funding research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nano-technology to create...

Terrorist Receives Doctorate from Hebrew University

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
When Hidmi was released from prison after serving three years for his terror activities, he requested to complete his doctorate at Hebrew University.

Evesham School Board Member Quits over ‘J Word’ Scandal

6 Tammuz 5773 – June 14, 2013
“I’m very happy she made the right decision for the community,” said the School Board President.

Jewish Complaints Prompt University to Set Up Diversity Website

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
Florida Atlantic University has launched a website promoting diversity following complaints from Jewish groups about activities on campus by a pro-Palestinian group. The website features...

‘Extinct’ Frog in Israel Becomes a Unique ‘Living Fossil’

27 Sivan 5773 – June 4, 2013
An ancient frog can now be added to Israel’s history. The “painted frog,” though to be extinct, turns out to be a descendant of a one million-old frog.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Founders Get YU Honorary Doctorates

24 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
“We have been taught to open our eyes and see the myriad number of concerns that need to be addressed and repaired in our community."

Tel Aviv U Researcher Says Marijuana Can Halt Brain Damage

22 Sivan 5773 – May 31, 2013
Marijuana is known to have therapeutic qualities. A Tel Aviv Univ. professor now says a very low dosage of grass also can prevent brain damage. A new study may reach the same conclusion for the heart.

French-Speaking Belgian Students Join the Boycott Israel Fad

21 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
The Federation of French-speaking Students in Belgium (FEF), a body boasting some 120,000 students in the country, has almost unanimously called for “a freezing...

‘Cockroach’ as anti-Arab Slur and other Narrative Creations

19 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Two Claremont Colleges conducted investigations: Pitzer exonerated its Students for Justice in Palestine members and pilloried a Jewish Israeli faculty member from the other school, while Claremont Mckenna found the Pitzer students and the faculty member behaved poorly.

Jake Davidson Gets Supermodel Prom Date, Just Not Kate Upton

18 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
But was it a victory or a pity prom?

Yair Lapid Sets Aside Money for Ariel University

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid will grant nearly $14 million in aid to Ariel University. The money, which was pledged by the previous finance minister,...

Perry Committee Haredi Recruitment Plan: Sanctions on Draft Dodgers

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

Barbra Streisand to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew U

12 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
Barbra Streisand is a great singer. She also played the part of a young woman disguised as a male yeshiva student in ‘Yentl.” Soon, Hebrew U. will grant her an honorary degree in philosophy.

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