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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Education

The Beth Rivkah High School in Crown Heights has disciplined thirty-three of its female students for maintaining personal accounts on Facebook despite the school’s injunction against doing so. Calling Facebook usage immodest, the Lubavitcher school’s administration ordered the girls to delete their accounts on the social networking website, and to pay a $100 fine, which the school promises to return at the end of the school year.

“Facebook is not a modest thing for a Jewish girl,” said Rabbi Benzion Stock, Beth Rivkah’s administrator, ostensibly referring to a Facebook user’s ability to communicate secretively with strangers and establish what can be considered potentially inappropriate relationships. “Girls are getting killed on the

Stony Brook University Medical CenterOfficials at New York’s Stony Brook University chose to cancel observance of major Christian and Jewish holidays, calling it unfair that the school has never recognized Muslim and Buddhist holidays.

“As a state-funded university our priority must be to maximize instructional opportunities for our students…Now all segments of our population will be equally recognized,” said Charles Robbins, vice provost for undergraduate education, according to Fox News.

Critics of the decision note that the

Young students leaving yeshiva late in the day may soon get government-subsidized buses to take them home.New York State Senate Republicans are mounting a push to require public funding of school buses that transport younger yeshiva students home during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Under the new plan, city and state tax funds would pay $3 million to cover the after-hours buses for twenty-five yeshivas. That cost may rise significantly in the future as more yeshivas decide to stay open later to benefit from the new arrangement.
In the current arrangement, New York City and New York

For Purim this year, our toddlers and nursery really put what they’re learning into action. They were taught about mishloach manot and the importance of giving. They then all exchanged different types of mishloach manot from their home to their classmates.

Our kindergarten has now been learning hands-on. They started off with a trip to Pomegranate for Tu B’Shevat where the children were able to see all the different types of fruits. They were taught how, when we eat a fruit we haven’t eaten

Helen Unger is the first YU student to be awarded with the Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students.Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Helen Unger watched her mother battle cancer and initially decided to join the fight by becoming a doctor.

Eager to roll up her sleeves and get to work, she graduated high school early and enrolled in pre-med studies at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women—a plan Unger formed in ninth grade. 

“I recognized that my situation in public school wasn’t ideal for me,” said Unger. She had recently become religious on her own and struggled to lead an Orthodox