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International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching...

August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who...

Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

JNS.org - Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents...

Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

JNS.org - Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That's exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run...

December 22, 2014 7:44 am

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

JNS.org - Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of...

July 28, 2014 1:27 am

Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

JNS.org - My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It...

June 26, 2014 10:39 pm

First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its...

June 10, 2014 12:15 pm

Israeli Public Schools Seek to Integrate Wikipedia Into Curriculum

JNS.org - A new initiative promoted by the Israeli Education Ministry seeks to have...

June 1, 2014 12:13 pm

ADL Calls on Chicago Schools to Respond to Virtual ‘Jewish Incinerator’ in Online Student Game of ‘Clash of Clans’

The Anti-Defamation League called on the Chicago Public Schools to take action against student...

August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about...

August 21, 2015 5:09 pm

Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that...

February 8, 2015 8:19 pm

Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

JNS.org - Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle...

December 22, 2014 7:47 am

Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

JNS.org - Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That's exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at...

December 22, 2014 7:44 am

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

JNS.org - Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of poverty. Communal resistance to traditional schooling. Difficulty finding employment or...

July 28, 2014 1:27 am

Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

JNS.org - My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that...

June 26, 2014 10:39 pm

First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem's International School for...

June 10, 2014 12:15 pm

Israeli Public Schools Seek to Integrate Wikipedia Into Curriculum

JNS.org - A new initiative promoted by the Israeli Education Ministry seeks to have public school students produce Wikipedia entries. The program was recently suggested...

June 1, 2014 12:13 pm

ADL Calls on Chicago Schools to Respond to Virtual ‘Jewish Incinerator’ in Online Student Game of ‘Clash of Clans’

The Anti-Defamation League called on the Chicago Public Schools to take action against student harassment in the classroom and online, after Chicago's CBS 2...

May 6, 2014 11:41 am

Holocaust-Questioning Assignment to be Revised by California School District

JNS.org - The Rialto Unified School District in southern California said it would alter an assignment that asked eighth-grade students to write an essay...

March 7, 2014 7:53 am

New Program Increases Options for Yeshiva Students Seeking to Earn a BA in Israel

JNS.org - For Anglo university students who are spending a semester abroad in Israel, or those who have recently made aliyah, the Israeli...

February 20, 2014 12:10 pm

Jewish Teen Delegates Tackle Global Issues Head-On at Yeshiva University Model UN

JNS.org - STAMFORD, Conn. - The United Nations is in session. Sam Collins, Croatian delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization, rises to address...

February 20, 2014 12:06 pm

‘Moving the Needle:’ Jewish Day School Education’s Search for Relevance

JNS.org - LOS ANGELES - "Moving the Needle" was the name of the recent national Jewish day school conference in Los Angeles, and for...

February 11, 2014 6:17 pm

Professor Strips Thesis of Judith Butler Sourcing, Calls for RDS – ‘Retractions and Disavowals in Scholarship’ – to Oppose BDS (INTERVIEW)

Israeli artist, playwright and professor Dahn Hiuni on Tuesday said he launched a new movement called RDS - Retractions and Disavowals in Scholarship - to...

Culture

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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