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Boys, ADHD And Reading

In all my years of teaching kriyah and English reading, I have encountered more boys than girls who struggle with the skill. We are even subconsciously programmed to think of reading as a female endeavor. Picture a reader in a comfy chair, thinking, “Wow, what a great book! I can’t wait to share this with my friends.” Was the reader you imagined male or female? Chances are, you envisioned a female reader. The idea that the majority of readers are female is consistent with reading scores around the nation.

Getting Your Children To Sleep

Dear Dr. Yael: I am having a very difficult time putting my children to sleep at night. My four-year-old son constantly barges out of his room after he has been put to bed. This usually goes on for about an hour - no matter how many times I put him back in bed or threaten to punish him. I also have an eight- year-old who is afraid of bedtime because she can't sleep.

Pollard Leaves Hospital Back to Prison

Jonathan Pollard was transferred from a federal hospital to his prison cell. Pollard, who reportedly was rushed to a hospital outside of the prison on...

Stories For Pesach

Shares In The Embarrassment          Among the famous practitioners of our forefather Abraham’s virtue, hospitality, was Rav Akiva Eger. Naturally, on Pesach, it was “Let...

Palestinians Off The Radar

The announcement last week that, at the initiative of the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and some of their senior aides are scheduled to meet soon in Jerusalem underscores a striking fact about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It comes after a several months-long virtual vacuum of attention pertaining to the matter, and no one seemed to care.

Recently Settled Hebron House Receives Eviction Order from IDF

UPDATE: Hebron house resident to Jewish Press: "Baruch Hashem, we will live in this house for a long time to come." Eviction order states that the families must evacuate the premises by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, on the grounds that their presence disrupts public order.

When Unfriending Just Won’t Do: President Abbas Arrests Woman who Flamed him on Facebook

Did you ever get the urge to go beyond just flaming someone who got on your case on Facebook, or elsewhere on the Internet for that matter, and wished you had a police force all your own you could use to put that person in his or her place? If you happen to be Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, you can do that!

‘Kzayit’: Rashi Almost Certainly Never Saw an Olive

Is Halakhic Judaism rational and rooted in reality, or is it a hypothetical construct unconducive to engaging the real world?

UC President Condemns On-Campus Anti-Israel Attacks

UC President Mark G. Yudof released an open letter calling on UC students, faculty and staff members to "foster a climate of tolerance, civility...

As Netanyahu and Obama Meet: In Post-‘Arab Spring’, Israel is not the core problem

Whether or not Israel builds another porch in Jerusalem or for that matter entire new communities beyond the Green Line has no impact on the resolution of the problems in Egypt, Syria and the rest of the states on the neighborhood.

‘Global March to Jerusalem’: An Attempt to “unravel the Zionist edifice”

The broader aims of Global March to Jerusalem, according to the project’s official website, are as follows: “[To] end the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and [racist]...Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem… [which] is a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.”

Extensive Action in Gaza “Imminent”

Israel Defense Sunday Morning quoted sources in defense circles saying a new ground attack in the Gaza strip is "only a matter of time." Overnight...

Obama Chief of Staff: ‘No Question’ Assad Regime Done

Jacob Lew tells "Fox News Sunday" that "there is no question that this regime will come to an end. The only question is when."

IDF Suspends Iron Dome Purchases

The IDF currently has three batteries of the rocket defense system and is scheduled to receive a fourth in the near future. The IDF work plan originally called for an array of nine Iron Dome batteries.

Feiglin Camp on Primary Results: ‘Something Improper Was Done Here’

Director-general of Jewish Leadership faction claims that Likud purposely released inaccurate results.

Tal Law Will Not be Brought to Cabinet Vote

PM Netanyahu recently said that the law would be extended another five years.

Whatever Happened To Derech Eretz?

Years ago at a Torah Umesorah convention, I heard a presenter state that there is a correlation between derech eretz and the distance one is from New York.

President Peres Condemns Jerusalem Mufti’s Incitement

Shimon Peres called on Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman to prosecute Sheikh Muhammed Hussein.

MK Tibi Praises Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

Tibi makes comments at event honoring Palestinian 'martyrs'.

IDF Commander To Soldiers: ‘Nobody Opens Fire At Jews!’

Comments follow recent incident at IDF base and inflammatory statements by MK Ben Eliezer.

Palestinians Again Consider Bypassing Peace Talks For UN

PA official says January 25 meeting with Israeli delegation in Amman is crucial for progress.

Israeli High Court of Justice Rejects Petitions Against ‘Citizenship Law’

Judge: "Human rights are not a prescription for national suicide."

Running For A Cause (Part II)

On a cold, rainy morning in late October, a group of people of various ages, places, and points in their lives gather together in Central Park to train for an upcoming marathon.

One Nation, Indivisible

When Moshe came of age, he went out to visit his brothers, to share in their suffering. What he saw caused him great anguish. The oppression, subjugation, and cruelty were present wherever he looked.

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