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Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
When interviewed this week, it turned out that Rabbi Eliyahu's opinion has either been modified following the attacks on him, or has always remained grounded in normative halacha.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Chulalongkorn University, a prestigious institution in Thailand, issued an apology Monday for a mural of Adolf Hitler painted outside one of its buildings. The university apologized in a statement following criticism of the mural painted outside its Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts building, The Associated Press reported. The mural, which was meant to be […]
Posted on: July 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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?
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.
Posted on: June 27th, 2013News & Views → On Campus / Education
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 meaningful mortar board caught the attention of Dr. Paul Brody, an Israel activist living in Great Neck, Long Island, who sang the HaTikva at the ceremony, and was seated immediately […]
Posted on: June 27th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
It's doubtful that Rouhani ever attended the British university in person.
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Research teams headed by a Hebrew University graduate and Tel Aviv University researchers have suggested that an experiment on rats showed that blocking their memory of alcohol use helped them break the habit. Memories of addiction often cause drinkers to return to their habit when they are aroused by the smell of alcohol, creating pattern […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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 new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020. The joint projects will explore innovative solutions at the water-energy nexus, developing more efficient […]
Posted on: June 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
When Hidmi was released from prison after serving three years for his terror activities, he requested to complete his doctorate at Hebrew University.
Posted on: June 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
“I’m very happy she made the right decision for the community,” said the School Board President.
Posted on: June 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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 a video on which faculty and students describe the Boca Raton school as diverse and open to students of all faiths. The video was created after meetings between the university […]
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When did the word "Jews" become verboten?
Posted on: June 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
“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."
Posted on: May 31st, 2013News & Views → Global
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.
Posted on: May 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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 of relations with Israeli universities.” The move was initiated by the University of Louvain (UCL), according to Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir. The 2012 the General Assembly of the Louvain students […]
Posted on: May 28th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
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.
Posted on: May 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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, Yuval Steinitz, will be transferred in two stages, Haaretz reported Sunday. Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein earlier this year blocked the transfer of the money, which had been approved during the […]
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