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Camp Ramah Still Safe for Zionists, Director Rejects Ha’aretz Insinuations

According to Ha'aretz, Camp Ramah has incorporated the curriculum of a group called IfNotNow to teach Jewish Children about the evils of Israeli occupation. So we made a phone call.

A Hebrew in the Heartland – New Hope for Troubled Boys [audio]

A solution for teens with learning difficulties and emotional challenges in the Charedi community in Israel.

Ha’aretz: Giving to the Poor on Passover Is Like Giving Heroin to an Addict

'It must be understood that giving to the poor on Passover is a political surrender.'

Jews! Three Days to Get Out!

The BDS group SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) placed 'eviction' notices on Jews' dorm rooms, I'm glad. At least someone in US is telling young Jews that they don’t belong in America.

NY Gov Signs Anti-Boycott Law then Joins 52nd Israel Parade in Pouring Rain [video]

The governor later tweeted: "What a great honor it was to march in the @CelebrateIsrael parade today."

Haredim Dominate US Jewish Day School Enrollment

Reform and Conservative day school enrollment is down sharply.

Avigdor Lieberman Warns US Jews ‘You Are Facing a Catastrophe’

It is not an easy fact to swallow, but the real demographic problem for Jews is in the Diaspora and not in Israel.

The Secret of Orthodoxy’s Success

Yiddish words are increasingly seeping into the English language.

Jewish Schools Advocacy Bringing Hundreds of Millions in Public Funds

Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

School Choice, the Government, and You

As Jews, we assume a myriad of financial obligations in order to ensure that we live in accordance with the tenets of our faith. We give generously to our shuls and make charitable donations to various organizations that service the Jewish community. But one of the biggest investments we make is in our children’s future, as we enroll them in one of the many quality yeshivas our community boasts.

Dept. of Education Outreach Plan May Include Orthodox Groups

The U.S. Department of Education outlined new efforts to bring non-profit schools into federally funded programs, an initiative that had been sought by Orthodox...

Torah and the Secular Jew

As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.

An Ignorant Student

It isn’t only important how hard a student studies, but what he studies.

There’s Still Something Wrong with this Picture

Charedi schools like Darkei Sarah now realize that the Charedi family can no longer survive on the kinds of menial jobs women can get without a decent education.

Reverend Samuel Myer Isaacs – Champion of Orthodoxy (Part II)

Last month’s column sketched the life of Reverend Myer Isaacs, concentrating primarily on his efforts to preserve and foster Orthodoxy in New York City, where he served as the spiritual leader of Congregation Shaaray Tefila from its founding in 1845 to his passing in 1879. Reverend Isaacs’s sphere of influence was not limited to New York. His efforts encompassed a broad range of activities throughout America designed to strengthen Orthodoxy in its battle against the Reform movement.

When Yeshiva Day School Is No Longer A Viable Option

The day school tuition crisis is not new. It has been brewing for years. School costs continue to rise while unemployment and underemployment remain high. And one also needs money to live in a neighborhood with shuls and mikvehs, to buy kosher food, to make proper simchas, to cover Yom Tov expenses, etc.

Camp Ramah Founder Sylvia Ettenberg, 95

Sylvia Cuttler Ettenberg, a veteran Jewish educator and founder of Camp Ramah, has died at age 95 Ettenberg was the first female senior administrator at...

Teaching Children To Act As Their Own Internet Filters

Tens of thousands of Jews filled Citi Field in Queens on Sunday and heard from haredi Orthodox leaders that the Internet should be avoided in the home at all costs and used sparingly at work, and then only with a filter blocking content that could be damaging spiritually.

Torah Academy Of Boca Raton Dedicates New Computer Lab

Torah Academy of Boca Raton recently dedicated its new computer lab. The lab and software were made possible by a generous donation by CIJE, the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.

The Founding of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

"In 1901 a few individuals who wished to give their own children an intensive Jewish Talmudical education, engaged one Hebrew teacher and one English teacher, and opened a school under the name Beth Sefer Tifereth Jerusalem (Glory of Jerusalem School).

The Beginnings Of Jewish Education In New York

"Jewish communities from time immemorial have recognized educational institutions as the bedrock of Jewish continuity.

Letters to the Editor

Responding To Alarm BellsMichael Freund's alarming op-ed of March 12 ("Anti-Semitism Not The Main Threat To Europe's Jews") is disturbing because what he describes...

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