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Too much anti-Semitism at Nottingham U

Daniel Kosky The Freshers Fair, one of the key events in one’s first week at university. Putting aside all the clubbing and induction lectures, the Freshers Fair gives new university students the chance to see the sports clubs, societies and events available at the university. For many, it is their first real impression of university […]

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Tapestry of learning set for January 6 at LFJCC

LA JOLLA, California (Press Release) –  The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture is committed to creating community through culture, arts and education.  In keeping with this mission, on January 6 at 7:00 p.m., the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center will host the 2nd Annual TAPESTRY:  A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning.  Last year the […]

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Linda Sarsour anti-Semitism panel at The New School stokes left’s split on Israel

New York City’s progressive university The New School is under fire for agreeing to host a panel on anti-Semitism featuring Palestinian-American activist and staunch Israel critic Linda Sarsour, the latest example of the left’s growing rift over Israel. The Tuesday forum, called “Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice,” features Ms. Sarsour and two representatives of […]

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Berkeley lecturer apologizes for retweet college condemned as anti-Semitic

By Stuart Winer A lecturer at the University of California Berkeley has apologized for sharing images on social media that the college deemed anti-Semitic and beyond acceptable criticism of Israel. The college condemned lecturer Hatem Bazian of the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies department after he retweeted two images, The Jewish News of California […]

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‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The ads began appearing 11 years after District Judge Gladys Kessler, in a 1,682-page opinion, ruled in 2006 that the companies violated racketeering laws by deceiving the public for decades on the health dangers of smoking. […]

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Rutgers president defends anti-Semitic professors

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey has come under fire after he publicly defended several professors accused of anti-Semitism, and appeared to disparage a Jewish media outlet which helped publicized the professors” behavior. Over the past few weeks, an American-Jewish media outlet, The Algemeiner, published a series of articles publicizing blatant examples of […]

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Medicine, political science both inexact fields

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — A long and checkered medical history has combined with more than a half century of political science to sharpen my sense that uncertainties are inherent in science, and are the most interesting elements of doing science. Some will already be chortling at the notion of political science. True, there are softer […]

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Can Doctors Diagnose ADHD With A Brain Scan?

Doctors might soon be able to diagnose ADHD with a brain scan instead of relying solely on symptom descriptions. A team of scientists taking MRIs of kids and teenagers who had recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder found that three of their brain regions were shaped differently from what is found in healthy […]

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NJ students at Univ. of Michigan fear backlash after BDS resolution passes

Swastika found on campus one day after vote Audience members hold signs that read “Stop Silencing Us!” prior to the University of Michigan student government vote on BDS. Photo by Haley McLaughlin/Michigan Daily Every day Marissa Levey, a sophomore at the University of Michigan (UM) from North Caldwell, proudly wears two necklaces from Israel: one […]

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Anti-Vax Father Who Used Maple Syrup To Treat Dying Son’s Meningitis Says There Is ‘No Humanity’

The anti-vaccine father of a child who died from meningitis railed against the justice system on Facebook after a Canadian appeals court upheld a conviction against him and his wife. David Stephan and his wife, Collet, were convicted in 2016 of failing to provide the necessities of life for their child after they used natural […]

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Health educator addresses CBI Men’s Club Dec. 20

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) Bridget Wright, MPH will be the guest speaker at the Beth Israel Men’s Club  Dinner Forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20.  She will discuss “Nutrition for Healthy Aging.”  This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about good eating habits and how  diet affects health. Wright has a […]

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Turkey ‘poop’ a good energy source

SDE BOKER, Israel (Press Release) – While turkeys at Thanksgiving are an age-old custom, a new study shows that turkey excrement may have a future as a fuel for heat and electricity. Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used […]

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Nurses Laugh As 89-Year-Old Man Dies In Viral Video

A new video went viral this week on the internet that showed an 89-year-old begging for help from two nurses at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center in Woodstock, Georgia, as he has breathing problems and the nurses are seen laughing and failing to take life-saving measures as the man dies after some time. […]

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Yiddish Book Center seeks applicants for three programs

AMHERST, Massachusetts (Press Release) – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applicants for three programs for recent graduates, college students, and high school students: the 2018 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, the 2018–19 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program, and the 2018 Great Jewish Books Summer Program. The Yiddish Book Center Graduate Fellowship […]

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