Brandeis University

New Study: U.S. Jewish Population 6.8 Million And Growing

09/29/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

New research has revealed that the United States’ Jewish population is growing and, with 4.2 million adults self-identifying as Jewish, is 33 percent percent larger than previously estimated in the National Jewish Population Survey of 2000-2001.

How Noah Met Amy

03/04/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

The odds were not in their favor. It is highly unlikely that two old friends would just bump into each other on a subway platform in Manhattan. 

Noah Borenstein and Amy Heller

Creating A New Vision For Israel On Campus

02/18/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On Jan. 27, Aaron David Miller, a Middle East analyst and an adviser to six secretaries of state, spoke to arguably the most important people in the American Jewish community. They were not lay leaders, rabbis or presidents of Jewish organizations.

Ryan Yuffe

Learning From Our Students

01/29/2013 - 19:00

A most promising development in the area of campus dialogue on the Mideast took place at Brandeis University this week. More than 250 college students from the New England region came together to discuss how best to defuse the volatile topic and make it more civil, engaging and open, focusing on the future rather than the past. Best of all, the program, known as bVIEW (Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World), was created for and by college students themselves.

Avram Mlotek, Going back to the future.

Associate Editor
05/21/2012 - 20:00

Avram Mlotek, 24

Avram Mlotek was doing cantorial and concert work in Australia, when an old man came over to chat in Yiddish. The old man moved to Australia after the war, “to get as far away from home as possible.”

Now, hearing Mlotek, 25, he was home, and it was good, and when he learned where Mlotek came from and what he did, the old man was more home than he knew. He said, surprised, that he never thought he’d see Yosl Mlotek’s grandson studying to become a rabbi and leading High Holy Day services.

AVram Mlotek

Evelyn Handler, Former Brandeis President, Killed By Car

12/26/2011 - 19:00

Evelyn Handler, who served from 1983 to 1991 as the fifth president of Brandeis University, was killed last Friday after being struck by a car.

Handler was crossing a street in Bedford, N.H., to meet her husband, Eugene, when she was hit. She was taken to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. where she was later pronounced dead.

Is Intermarriage On The Decline?

Google Alerts, you have failed me!

Last week, sociologist Bruce Phillips argued in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal’s “Demographic Duo” blog that intermarriage actually declined between 1990 and 2000, the period in which the Jewish establishment was in the midst of a continuity panic attack.

I only stumbled upon his interesting post today, after Google belatedly alerted me to a follow-up post from demographic researcher Pini Herman, the duo’s other half. 

According to Phillips, the National Jewish Population Surveys of 2000 and 1990 measured intermarriage in a “problematic” manner inconsistent with the way “the larger field of demography” measures interracial (and presumably inter-ethnic?) marriage. This, he says, made for misleadingly high intermarriage stats.

Israeli Lawmaker Dichter Heckled At Brandeis

04/04/2011 - 20:00

(JTA) — Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.

Students from the group Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine stood up as Dichter began speaking Tuesday during a panel discussion before an audience of several hundred students and called him a war criminal in English and Hebrew, Haaretz reported. The incident can be viewed on YouTube.

Dichter, a member of the Kadima Party, served as director of the Shin Bet security service during the second Palestinian Intifada.

Brandeis Students, Alumni Demand Peretz Apology

09/12/2010 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- More than 350 students and alumni at Brandeis University called on columnist Martin Peretz to apologize for saying Muslims do not value human life or deserve free speech.

Taking Reins At Brandeis At Tough Time

With endowment falling and various controversies afoot, GW Law School dean will look to bolster financial aid.
07/12/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Growing up in Port Washington, L.I., Frederick Lawrence thought he’d have a career in politics or teaching.

But in high school, animated by the civil rights and anti-war movements and inspired by the role attorneys were playing as agents “of social change,” he decided to become a lawyer.

Some four decades later, after working as a civil rights lawyer and law school dean, Lawrence is taking a position at the highest rung of academia.

GW Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence.
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