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We can read the sign: Cory Booker is dumping Israel
As a Democrat with presidential aspirations, it is understandable that Booker wishes to present his bona fides to the rising left-wing of the party. But the senator took the bait when he (wittingly or not) endorsed the pairing of anti-Israel and human-rights causes.
Singer, composer and music producer Shim Craimer tunes in to ‘aliyah’
His newest song, “Tziyon,” originally produced as a closing-credits song for an Israeli movie yet to be released, will be set to a music video of his family’s aliyah, produced in partnership with Nefesh B’Nefesh.
Habonim Dror North America: Building a Zionist education about the ‘occupation’
While explaining its unique, immersive version of Israel and Zionist education, Eitan Goldstein, director and spokesman for Habonim Dror North America, was exceedingly clear on one point: “Israel’s right to self-determination remains affixed in our ideology and how we educate.”
Conservative movement alumni draw red line on anti-Israel rhetoric
An ongoing discussion of how to present the nuances of Israel education at summer camps and to Jewish youth groups.
Camp Ramah leadership reaffirms its message: No partnership with IfNotNow
It will continue to reinforce pro-Zionist, pro-Israel perspectives at its summer camps, despite a request to push the Palestinian narrative.
Innovate, develop and learn: How the OU prompted programs that meet women’s needs
In recent years, Orthodox women have sought a greater voice in Torah scholarship and learning, prompting the OU to fund a number of Women’s Initiative Challenge Grants to meet growing communal needs.
Viral video star is an Orthodox education pioneer
Meet Rabbi Menachem Bombach, 41, the founder of Torah Academy-Midrasha Chasidit, a new yeshivah system in Israel focused on reducing poverty in the haredi community through education.
Jewish groups call ‘moment of silence’ at New York public school ‘reprehensible’
“Honoring the memory of terrorists who seek to destroy Israel, which is the United States’ sole democratic ally in the Middle East, is reprehensible, and smacks of anti-Israel animus and anti-Semitism,” said Farley Weiss, president of the National Council of Young Israel.
Pop quiz: Who loves Tanach? Answer: About 200 students!
With competitors from more than 60 countries, the Chidon HaTanach is the ultimate Jewish trivia game that makes the oldest book in the world entertaining and engaging. It’s a test of skill, memorization and comprehension.
Orthodox Union lobbies for equitable education dollars for security, STEM program
In New York state, private schools receive less than 1 percent of state funding, even though parents who opt to send their children there pay the same taxes as public-school parents.
Fighting fire and stigma: How overcoming obstacles to learning inspires all
Meet Yaakov Guttman, basketball star, IDF standout and the subject of a new documentary
The business of saving Jewish lives, one kidney at a time
Those in need of kidney most often seek the organ from family members, though family members are not always a match for the recipient or have other reasons why they can’t donate. Altruistic kidney donation is not exactly commonplace, but a Brooklyn organization, Renewal, is working to make it more so.
Orthodox Union draws a line in the sand on female clergy, seeks compliance from member synagogues
The Orthodox Union (OU), after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition, has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.
Vienna’s growing kosher scene a case study of thriving Jewish life in Europe
While many American and Israeli Jews may think negatively about Europe these days, there are indications of a rising number of Jews living in relative comfort in many of Europe's largest cities.
Conservative movement severs ties with former youth director over alleged sexual abuse
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism has severed ties with the longtime director of United Synagogue Youth (USY) after receiving “multiple testimonies” that corroborated an allegation of sexual abuse. Allegations about Jules Gutin, who in 2011 completed his tenure as international director of USY and since 2012 had conducted tours of Poland for the Conservative movement’s youth arm, first came to light through a Facebook post by a man who claimed that someone who worked with thousands of teens had abused him in the 1980s. JNS communicated with that man as well as several others who alleged that they were underage victims of unwanted sexual touch by Gutin during the same decade.