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Noting and confronting anti-Semitism among the ‘educated’

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A March 29 article in the online news magazine Tablet titled “Are Educated People More Anti-Semitic?” reported that a carefully crafted survey of Americans by authors Jay P. Greene, Albert Chang and Ian Kingsbury found that...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77 These Zydki, wooden figurines of traditionaal Polish Jews, come in...
Artist's rendition of artificial intelligence. Credit: Pixabay.

Into the future: Tel Aviv University launches new artificial-intelligence center

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Tel Aviv University has launched its new Multidisciplinary Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science on Wednesday during the university’s AI week to encourage research that uses the most advanced methods of both disciples. The...
Professor Ariela Lowenstein. Credit: The University of Haifa.

Israel Prize announces two University of Haifa professors as 2021 winners

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Two professors from the University of Haifa have been announced recipients of the prestigious 2021 Israel Prize: Professor Ariela Lowenstein for work in the field of sociology and criminology, and Professor Nitza Ben-Dov for...
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at a press conference at the Notre Dam hotel in Jerusalem, on June 25, 2013. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Ex-Nazi hunter calls on Barr to block Erekat from entering US for Harvard post

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American attorney and ex-Nazi hunter Neal Sher has called on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to deny Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat entry into the United States to mentor students at Harvard University. In...
Professor Edward Alexander. Credit: University of Washington.

A personal remembrance of Edward Alexander

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Shortly after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a small group of Jewish students at the University of Washington in Seattle decided that they needed to be more active in educating the campus about Israel’s...
Solent University in Southampton in thge United Kingdom.Credit: Google Maps.

UK academic is fired, in part for saying Jews are ‘cleverest people in world’

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An engineering lecturer in the United Kingdom has been fired for making racial remarks, including saying Jews “are the cleverest people in the world” and had “a particular gift” for physics. An employment tribunal this...
Students, faculty and clergy gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a vote to pass a BDS resolution on campus on Feb. 13, 2020. Photo by Ben Zavell.

New website lists Israeli professors who support BDS, oppose IDF service

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A new English-language website, launched by the NGO Im Tirtzu, provides the names Israeli professors involved in the BDS movement and other activities critical of the state. “Know the Anti-Israel Israeli Professor” lists 150 academics who accuse...
Professor Verad Noam. Credit: Tel Aviv University.

Tel Aviv professor becomes first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic studies

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Professor Vered Noam, head of the Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, has become the first woman to be awarded the annual Israel Prize for Talmudic studies, it was announced...
Hebrew University Professor Amiram Goldblum. Credit: Courtesy.

Hebrew University professor calls for armed Palestinian militias against ‘terrorisettlers’

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A senior Hebrew University professor sparked controversy this week when he called on Palestinians “to establish armed militias to protect their villages and towns from the terrorisettlers.” Chemistry professor Amiram Goldblum made the remarks in...