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Ultra-Orthodox Parties Bar Yeshiva Students From Enlisting In Israeli Army | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

The rabbinic councils of all three Orthodox parties in Israel issued a statement prohibiting their yeshiva students from enlisting in the Israeli mili...

The Pervasive Power of Teacher Positivity

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Teachers that are passionate, believe in their work and in their students, and make learning exciting and (dare I say it) fun, make for transformative learning that transfers readily to the children.

Brooklyn Yeshivas Eschew Laws, Don't Teach English And Math

| Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer BROOKLYN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President Marty Markowitz waffled Wednesday over who has...

Perhaps The Best Hurricane Sandy (Religious) School Cancelation

Menachem Wecker | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although Hurricane Sandy hasn't exactly unleashed flood waters of biblical proportions, some are drawing upon religious terminology when they discuss the storm. On a lighter note, a yeshiva in Lakewood, N.J., had a more playful response to the hurricane.

Dreidelpalooza! Yeshiva University Students Attempt To Break World Record [UPDATE]

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Oh, dreidel dreidel! More than 500 Yeshiva University students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spun simultaneous...

A Synagogue In Cairo | Andrew Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

One of Cairo's most historic synagogues and a yeshiva, restored by the Egyptian government, is to be rededicated next week....

Why Michael Vick Should Be Forgiven

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

you can be forgiven for the bad you did once you have shown a capacity to reorient your life and practice ongoing good, particularly in the area where you caused harm.

Why Orthodox Youth Are Leaving the Fold

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For the branch of Judaism that has long advocated - and rightly so - that education is the key to observance, it is simply unacceptable to see so many youth lost.