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The Power & Promise of Prizmah

By Jon Mitzmacher So…it’s been a while. 🙂 A certain pause seemed perfectly appropriate. When last we spoke, I was tying up (or at least naming) the loose ends of an independent Schechter Day School Network winding down in preparation for...

The unstoppable rise of Jewish schools

By Simon Rocker There are six times more children at Jewish schools in Britain today than there were in their grandparents’ generation, despite the decline in the British Jewish population over the same period. While the number of British...

Emory’s Holocaust Denial on Trial...

By Kimber Williams Holocaust Denial on Trial, a website founded by Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt to refute the misleading claims of Holocaust deniers, has been redesigned and relaunched. Created in 2005 through a partnership...

Israel’s education system, a tool for...

First day of school at one of the new Tzav Pius integrated schools; photo courtesy Tzav Pius. By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman JNS.org A recent controversial decision by Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett means that haredi (ultra-Orthodox)...

A century on, celebrating the first...

These celluloid cylinders at the Mayrent Institute contain the oldest known examples of recorded Yiddish music, dating to about 1901. Photo: Ron Wiecki, Mills Music Library, UW–Madison. By David Tanenbaum One century ago, the University of...

Yeshivat He’Atid Cost Per Student Fell...

Teaneck’s Yeshivat He’Atid (“He’Atid”) reached yet another key milestone as it closed out the books on its fourth year of operation. With its innovative model of high-quality, affordable education, He’Atid’s cost per student...