Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]
Posted on: November 19th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
It wasn't the Nazi-like demonstration at Al-Quds, it was Sari Nusseibeh's blaming "extremist Jews" for starting a "vilification campaign" against the Arab university that severed the bond.
Posted on: November 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.
Posted on: November 17th, 2013News & Views → Global
Forget about ethanol, electric cars and vegetable oil as alternative, researchers at Ben Gurion University have come up with a new substitute for oil: water and good’ol carbon dioxide.
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The superintendent of a New York State school district that has been accused of anti-Semitic harassment said the district “has a long history of acceptance and tolerance.” Joan Carbone, superintendent of the Pine Bush Central School District 90 miles north of New York City, acknowledged in a statement issued Sunday that the school is getting […]
Posted on: October 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Office of Civil Rights seems to have rolled back the recent extension of protection from anti-Jewish discrimination on campuses.
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK, will join the faculties of Yeshiva University and New York University
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A 46-year-old man who pretended to be an Israeli professor was arrested in Poland for having defrauded three Polish colleges in 2010. Polish media reported that the man, identified as Mariusz K., was arrested last week in Krakow, where he fled when the case came to light. In Krakow, he had grown a long beard, […]
Posted on: October 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America. Jewish Federations CEO Jerry Silverman and board chairman Michael Siegal said free Jewish preschool would “dramatically widen the pipeline of families entering Jewish life through this critical early gateway.” The idea was one of […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Global
Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Texas A&M is set to announce the creation of a branch campus in Israel. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp are in Israel, where they will announce plans for Texas A&M Peace University in Nazareth on Wednesday, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said Texas A&M would become […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Queens College Hillel celebrates major milestones in its recent efforts to “turn commuter into community.” Traditionally attended mostly by commuters, a resurgent Hillel and a growing residential culture on the campus combine to fuel a vibrant and growing sense of Jewish community at Queens College. A dedication event on October 28 from 4-6PM at Queens […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → US → Florida
"I'm used to sitting in jail cells with serial killers, did they think I would be intimidated by some American college students?" Berko said in a phone interview on Wednesday evening with The Jewish Press.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1 million, on Wednesday. The center will be inaugurated Oct. 30. “The center will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israel’s enemies could start a zoo with all the animals they have caught as being spies. Now it’s an eagle’s turn to join the growing collection of Zionist animals on the front lines.
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Israeli Oxford student told virulently anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, "I don't have a question for you sir, as you can see, because I don't debate with racists." And with that, Hunter opened the Israeli flag, hoisted it up over his head, and holding it aloft and streaming behind him, he strode, stiff-necked, from the room.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Are you a man with no facial hair to shave? Feel like a man but look like a girl? It happens to the best of us, even a combat soldier, who now is a real man thanks to a Tel Aviv University doctor.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Jewish Student Union at the University of California, Berkley has denied membership to a college branch of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby group J Street, citing its violation of the student union’s bylaws through the hosting of speakers who demonize Israel. J Street U’s membership was voted down 8-2, marking the second time the […]
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