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Last week, the fifth grade boys of Barkai Yeshivah in Brooklyn performed for “The Golden Girls,” a group of senior women who meet once a month under the auspices of the Sephardic Bikur Holim, a non-profit organization of the Syrian-Jewish community established to help the less fortunate. Since their inception in 1974, they have branched out not only to provide food, housing, mental and medical health care service but to provide programs for seniors.
The boys sang Chanukah classics like Maoz Tzur and the Dreidel song but the striking part of their performance was their ability to master an ensemble of more than ten Pizmonim, liturgy of the Syrian Sephardic Jewish community in Aleppo written by their rabbis and cantors. The songs contain
Credit goes to a team of chemistry and biochemistry students at The City College of New York for enabling the identification of a new chemical “deprotection” technique.
Undergraduates Fatou Tine, Michael Benavidez, and Marikone Gaši from Professor Barbara Zajc’s laboratory, along with Tashrique Khandaker and Lisa Guerrera from Professor Mahesh Lakshman’s group, collaborated with Dr. Vikram Basava and graduate student Nana Agyemang on the research.
In the process of chemically manipulating
For the first time, over 200 Jewish day-school principals, headmasters and senior Jewish Studies educators, from 34 countries and six continents around the world, will be gathering at the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies for a four-day conference, entitled "The Shoah and Jewish Identity: Challenges in Jewish Education." The international conference will be the largest and most prestigious gathering of leaders in Jewish education from Jewish day schools and informal
A new film exposes academic Jew-Hatred .
“Today on American college campuses, there is only one group of students that you are allowed to attack and you can attack at will, and those are Jews,” states the narrator in the new film Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus. This latest production from Americans for Peace & Tolerance, the makers of the J Street Challenge, engagingly examines how demonization of Israel’s Jewish state is reviving anti-Semitism in American
A new “virtual breathalyzer” developed by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher uses sensors in smartphones, smartwatches, fitness bands and virtual glasses to measure changes in gait that indicate intoxication levels with identical accuracy as police breathalyzer tests.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, in 2013, one person died every 51 minutes in a motor vehicle accident caused by an alcohol-impaired driver.
"Alcohol distinctly affects movement, gait and