The new president, Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz, wants to make his school 'the university of the Jewish people.'
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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.”
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.
Totals down from ’08; Israel issue not seen moving big numbers of Jewish voters to GOP column.
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.