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When the Senate begins to consider President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the Department of Education, Congress should focus on the surge of anti-Semitism that continues to plague our nation's campuses. Over the past few years, anti-Semitism has reached a tipping point around the country. The FBI reported that there were more Jewish hate crime victims last year than victims of all other religious groups combined.
Nowhere is this problem worse than on college campuses where anti-Semitic incidents are escalating at an alarming rate. More than half of Jewish students reported experiencing or witnessing anti-Semitism in 2014 and 2015, according to two recent studies. Another study showed a 45 percent increase in campus anti-Semitism in
Chabad on Campus tour of Poland leaves a deep impression on participants
It was not a typical college winter break at the beach for the 70 participants on “LivingLinks,” Chabad on Campus International’s first heritage trip to Poland. Instead, it was a meaningful trip filled with poignant moments, disturbing images, inspiring lessons and shared experiences.
Students from dozens of colleges across North America spent six days in Poland—bearing witness to death camps, mass graves, labor camps and
Cognitive skills and experiences like classroom-based play in kindergarten lead to participation in extracurricular activities in 8th grade among children growing up in poverty, finds a new study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
The findings, published in Applied Developmental Science, look at extracurricular activities as precursors to civic engagement, the building blocks for a healthy democracy.
“This study provides first-time empirical evidence
Violinist's Defers Part of Genesis Prize to Yiddish Book Center
When world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman recently received a $1 million Genesis Prize, he opted to defer the award to organizations devoted to causes that are important to him—among them, the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Center received $50,000 from Perlman’s prize to support its work on Yiddish language instruction and oral history.
Perlman is the third Genesis Prize Laureate. Each year, the Genesis
Courtesy of The Algemeiner
(The following article originally appeared on The Algemeiner web site at: www.algemeiner.com)
Of all the great and varied challenges we face as editors of a Jewish publication, one that stands out in particular is the troubling experience — dare we say the plight? — of Jewish students on many North American college campuses.
Two recent studies, one by researchers at Brandeis University and the other by counterparts at Trinity College, found, respectively