Jewish life

Snow Days, Facebook and Cheating

02/02/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Q - I am a high school student. My math final was postponed because of a mid-day snow storm, but a friend of mine had taken the test earlier that day. That night while I was studying, I paused to take a peek at my Facebook news feed and saw that my friend had posted a page from the test. I didn't realize what it was at first so I looked at it. But when I realized what it was, I deleted it. I took the test the next day and did not say anything. I had studied hard and would have gotten those answers right anyway. Was I right to say nothing?

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Report from Davos: Where Are the Women?

02/02/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

It has been hard not to notice that speaker after speaker here in Davos are men. Where are the women in these conversations?

This year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum introduced a gender quota that one in five delegates sent by strategic partners must be female. Women have never made up more than 17 percent of total attendees at the Forum. This is not surprising given that women hold less than 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

New Media And Jewish Life: Discuss

01/31/2011 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

The primary advice I came away with from a fascinating panel discussion on new media, and its impact on the Jewish community, was to follow rather than lead.

“What we call technology, young people call life,” noted one of the speakers at the recent event, sponsored by Natan, a New York-based charity that seeks to inspire young philanthropists to become engaged in Jewish giving by funding innovative Jewish projects.

Gary Rosenblatt

California, Redux

01/27/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Shortly after my vacation this past summer in California, I wrote a piece for this column about California and its charms. Having slowly and lovingly driven the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles, I lamented how coming back to New York City- which I admittedly love- was not so easy. Concrete jungle and all that….

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Jewish Community’s Blind Spot: Not Listening To Our Students

The American Jewish community spends a good deal of time and money worrying about campus life these days, particularly regarding how Israel is criticized, attacked and delegitimized by professors, students and outside agitators.

History Center In The Black

West 16th Street facility is paid off, thanks to $30 million campaign.
01/24/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For a museum dedicated to digitizing and preserving history, The Center for Jewish History is now better positioned to face its future.

The gifts received to retire the debt of the Center for Jewish History, above, were the three largest the center has ever receiv

Ex-Sen. George Allen to Announce Bid to Regain Seat

01/23/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Former U.S. Sen. George Allen, who said the denial of his Jewish roots helped bring about his ouster, is running for his old seat.

Allen was set to formally announce a bid Monday to replace Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who replaced Allen in 2006, The Washington Post reported.

Allen, addressing a Chabad Lubavitch event in August, said he believed denying his Jewish past helped cost him re-election.

A Life Without Limbs, a Life Without Limits

Special Report from the World Economic Forum
01/23/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

In this exciting gathering in the snowy Alps, where does a humble man with no arms or legs fit into conversations about speed, power, innovation, wealth, and the global future?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

When A Rabbi Airs His ‘No Respect’ Complaints

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was scheduled to take part in a discussion/debate at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles on Feb. 16, on the subject of the afterlife, along with authors/atheists Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris and rabbi/author David Wolpe.

The Battle Hymn of the Jewish Mother

01/20/2011 - 19:00
Special to the Jewish Week

How dare she. How dare a mother deny her children playdates, television and even bathroom breaks until they had mastered their musical instruments. What kind of mom-ster does this?

Deborah Grayson Riegel
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