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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 […]
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 […]
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