Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan’s New Push For Overseas Students

The new president, Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, wants to make his school 'the university of the Jewish people.'

02/04/2014
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Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, who assumed the presidency of Bar-Ilan University in October, is a former Israeli minister of science and technology who is also a mathematician and a community rabbi. The son of Holocaust survivors, Rabbi Hershkowitz said he wants to strengthen Bar-Ilan’s focus on Jewish identity by attracting Jews worldwide in order to make it the “university of the Jewish people.”

Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz: His goal is to open most of Bar-Ilan University’s programs to English-speaking students.

‘The Future Of Memory’

Brain research subject of Jewish Week forum.

05/07/2013
Editor And Publisher

An internationally renowned neuroscientist from Israel and a science writer from the U.S. discussing the mysteries and workings of the brain may not sound like the makings of a riveting, sometimes hilarious event, but that’s what the program Monday evening at The Jewish Center turned out to be.

Neuroscientist Moshe Bar, center, journalist Joshua Foer and moderator Sandee Brawarsky at Monday night’s talk.

In Victory, Obama Gets 69% Of Jewish Vote, Exit Polls Say

Totals down from ’08; Israel issue not seen moving big numbers of Jewish voters to GOP column.

11/07/2012
Staff Writer

In winning re-election Tuesday, President Barack Obama beat back a strong challenge from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who tried to woo Jewish voters by painting Obama as an untrustworthy ally of Israel.

Obama received 69 percent of the Jewish vote. Getty Images
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