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Imagination gives first-graders chance to build bridge to diversity
In a kind of “Muppets” meets writing workshop, a weeklong experimental program at Hillel Academy tested the idea that technology — and some fun — could promote inclusivity and develop writing skill...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
LOHHEIDE, Germany — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together on April 26 under gray skies on a ground alive...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book review: A ‘rational’ loss of faith is compounded by rejection, disgrace
Shulem Deen’s journey from Skverer Hasid to Brooklyn unbeliever is a fascinating, disturbing memoir of loss — loss of faith, family and a once-certain future. His former community, taught not to qu...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold on the Galilee: Israeli kayaker comes of age, eyes Olympics
Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...
Opinion: Responding to the top 10 anti-Israel lies
by Marvin Hier
JTA
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. The last few months have seen a worldwide frenzy o...
Children's book giveaway writing new chapters in publishing market
by Penny Schwartz
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BOSTON -- Once upon a time it was hard to find a wide selection of Jewish children’s books. Mostly there were books on Chanukah and Passover, plus retellings of Bible stories and folk tales. The ma...
Sandra Bullock’s big news
by Ami Eden
JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For most media outlets, the headlines from People's recent interview with Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock were that she was dropping her cad of a husband and was in the process of ...
Rubashkin: I should not have entered the family business
by JTA Staff
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a federal judge expected to issue a sentence in his case later this month, a former kosher meatpacking executive expressed regret for his actions -- and entering the family busines...
Thompson-esque book pushes Jews to look forward, not backward
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson didn’t make his name by playing it safe or fitting into a mold. Instead, the sunglasses-adorning, firearm-wielding writer opted to dive into each of his subjects head ...
Sustainable timber industry grows with consumers’ help
by Editors of E/The Environmental Maga
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Which woods are OK to purchase, and which are not, in the interest of preserving forests and not harming those who depend upon them? — Jon Steiner, Boise, Idaho Deforestation contin...
Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
WVU Hillel’s Muslim treasurer brought diversity to group
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Omar Khan and Victor Sella-Villa first became friends when they were 4. At 7, they began playing soccer together. And at 22, they helped lead West Virginia University’s Hillel as student board memb...
Councilman Shields calls for safety measures at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Councilman Douglas A. Shields took action to have a safety barrier placed in front of Congregation Poale Zedeck, located on a curve on Shady Avenue, after a speeding car crashed int...