Yad L'achim: Teach More Judaism

Yad L'achim: Teach More Judaism

Days before the holiday of Shavuot, Yad L'achim called for more action in promoting Jewish identity among schoolchildren in Israel.David Lev, 5/31/2011, 9:33 PM
Schools Start August 26

Schools Start August 26

Breaking with tradition, the school year will start on August 26 rather than on September 1. This will allow schools traction before Rosh Hashana.Aryeh ben Hayim, 5/31/2011, 3:56 PM
Nazis Trained Dogs to Talk

Nazis Trained Dogs to Talk

The Nazis believed dogs were almost as intelligent as humans, researchers say – and tried to create an army with them to win the war. Chana Ya'ar, 5/26/2011, 10:50 AM
Math Exams = High Tension

Math Exams = High Tension

Approximately 300,000 Israeli students tackle tricky math matriculation exams Monday, and officials hope there won’t be leaked answers this time. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2011, 11:43 AM
Shlomo Edelman  Bible Champion

Shlomo Edelman Bible Champion

In a dramatic finale Shlomo Edelman came through with a perfect score on the last series of questions to clinch victoryAryeh Ben Hayim, 5/10/2011, 1:51 PM
Stars for Road Safety

Stars for Road Safety

Role models from sports world join the effort to save lives on the roads by undergoing unpleasant simulated situations.Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 5/10/2011, 10:31 AM
Educator: What About Values?

Educator: What About Values?

Yerushalayim Torah Academy head not impressed with matriculation stats, they don't test values. Religious schools, however, top eligibility list.Gil Ronen & Hezki Baruch, 4/17/2011, 6:40 PM
Arts Day for Religious Students

Arts Day for Religious Students

Some of Israel's top artists took part in a day of culture for state religious schools: "Use modern media...but make the messages educational."Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 4/4/2011, 2:15 AM
Good Deeds Day in Rel. Schools

Good Deeds Day in Rel. Schools

250,000 public-religious school network pupils took part in “Good Deeds Day." MK Mola says network was the only one that helped Ethiopian olim.Hillel Fendel, 3/31/2011, 9:27 PM
BGU Head on U Johannesburg

BGU Head on U Johannesburg

Interview: Professor Rivka Carmi, President of Ben Gurion University, responds to the decision by a South African university to cut ties with BGU.Elad Benari, 3/25/2011, 11:42 AM
Israel: 2,500 Years, 13 Tsunamis

Israel: 2,500 Years, 13 Tsunamis

Haifa U earthquake and tsunami expert says three have hit Caesaria alone, including one 900 years ago.Hillel Fendel, 3/14/2011, 10:12 AM
AMIT Salutes its Seniors

AMIT Salutes its Seniors

AMIT network of schools holds a special evening to honor its past teachers and principals.Elad Benari, 2/18/2011, 3:13 AM
Religious Girls on Stage

Religious Girls on Stage

Students present play based on a story by S. Y. Agnon. The goal: to connect to literature, to elderly people and to one another.Yoni Kempinski, 2/14/2011, 2:12 AM
The Time has Come for Education

The Time has Come for Education

The 'Hakol Hinuch' movement pushes for laws to put education in the spotlight.Maayana Miskin, 1/9/2011, 10:05 PM
Facebook: Parents are Immigrants

Facebook: Parents are Immigrants

Rabbi Yona Goodman of Orot College speaks to INN TV about Facebook and how it can fit into the life of an observant Jew.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/4/2011, 4:18 AM
Teachers to Get Pay Raise

Teachers to Get Pay Raise

A lengthy dispute between high school teachers and the Ministry of Education ended quietly with a deal for higher salaries.Maayana Miskin, 12/29/2010, 10:25 PM
The Root of Alcoholic Violence

The Root of Alcoholic Violence

Researchers have identified the genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule linked with the severe impulsivity that leads to alcoholic violence.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R , 12/23/2010, 3:23 PM
AMIT  Ranks 1st in Bagrut

AMIT Ranks 1st in Bagrut

AMIT technological school in Kfar Batya takes top spot in the country in the computer bagrut exam.Elad Benari, 12/22/2010, 5:10 AM
Separate Classes-Better Results?

Separate Classes-Better Results?

Boys and girls who study in separate classrooms are better focused and achieve better results, says director of hareidi institute.Elad Benari, 12/1/2010, 3:14 AM
Israeli Mathematician Honored

Israeli Mathematician Honored

Mathematics professor from Hebrew U. will speak at prestigious U.S. conference and will be the first Israeli to do so.Elad Benari, 11/23/2010, 5:11 AM
Amit Celebrates the Kids

Amit Celebrates the Kids

Amit runs more than 85 facilities, including schools, youth villages and child care groups all over Israel, says director Dr. Francine S. Stein.David Lev, 11/10/2010, 8:10 AM
Teachers' Strike 'Illegal'

Teachers' Strike 'Illegal'

The Middle and High School Teachers Organization said it would strike Tuesday in ten middle schools because of deductions from teachers' pay.Gil Ronen, 11/8/2010, 10:40 PM
Bnei Akiva Study Day

Bnei Akiva Study Day

Educators from Bnei Akiva high schools gathered to discuss how to compete with the temptations of the world of media. Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 11/8/2010, 9:26 PM
MKs Visit Children in Lod

MKs Visit Children in Lod

MKs visit children in Lod as the government announces a plan to save the city. MK Danon “Fear like that in Sderot.” PM vows to check each month.Yoni Kempinski and Maayana Miskin, 10/31/2010, 10:55 PM
Akko: Pool Hall Helps Youths

Akko: Pool Hall Helps Youths

The Mayor of Akko paid a special visit to Oraita, a unique pool hall and club for teens that also provides a warm learning atmosphere. Gil Ronen, 10/20/2010, 7:10 PM
Author: Avital Firing Political

Author: Avital Firing Political

Interview with scientist-author Lee Spetner: Dr. Gabi Avital was fired as Education Min. Chief Scientist for disagreeing with "orthodox science."David Lev, 10/13/2010, 1:13 PM
Sha'alvim Yeshiva Marks Jubilee

Sha'alvim Yeshiva Marks Jubilee

Huge event planned for Tuesday on the yeshiva campus with the participation of religious dignitaries and cantors' performancesGil Ronen and Yoni Kempinski, 10/10/2010, 6:00 PM
Iddo Netanyahu's Holocaust Play

Iddo Netanyahu's Holocaust Play

"Jabotinsky would have approved," says Yael Shmargad of the Herut Women's day care centers across Israel. The group is celebrating 60 years.Ben Bresky & Eitan Ori Behar, 9/2/2010, 8:11 AM
Orlev: a Year with No Strikes

Orlev: a Year with No Strikes

Education Committee Chairman MK Orlev asks unions to let children begin the school year Wednesday without strikes.Gil Ronen, 8/30/2010, 5:21 PM
Justice Holds Up Classrooms

Justice Holds Up Classrooms

Human Rights group furious with Deputy Attorney General for delaying building of 23 classrooms.Gil Ronen, 8/4/2010, 8:30 PM
Boycott: 500 Profs Oppose Saar

Boycott: 500 Profs Oppose Saar

The Education Minister thinks academics have no right to call for a boycott on their own universities. 500 profs say they do, too.Gil Ronen, 7/8/2010, 9:27 PM
US Univ. Presidents in Israel

US Univ. Presidents in Israel

A delegation of American university presidents is participating in an intensive seminar in Israel organized by the American Jewish Committee.Malkah Fleisher, 7/7/2010, 7:57 AM
Wanted: Israelis for US MBAs

Wanted: Israelis for US MBAs

US universities are competing against each other to enroll Israeli students in their business administration programs.Malkah Fleisher, 7/6/2010, 10:22 PM
Islamists in Education System?

Islamists in Education System?

Knesset Education Committee hears evidence that radical Muslim groups have a foothold in Arab sector of the education system.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2010, 6:06 PM
Technion: NIS 100K for Lecturers

Technion: NIS 100K for Lecturers

Hi-tech billionaire Moshe Yanai funds 20-year, 40 million shekel program that will give the students' favorite lecturers huge bonuses.Gil Ronen, 6/15/2010, 7:20 PM
High Court Nixes Kollel Stipends

High Court Nixes Kollel Stipends

Supreme Court rules that as of the fiscal year 2011, the government may no longer pay the minimal stipends it gives Kollel students.Hillel Fendel, 6/14/2010, 9:38 PM
70 Years of "Torah and Avoda"

70 Years of "Torah and Avoda"

Special academic conference at the Bar Ilan University marking 70 Years of Bnei Akiva Yeshivot and High Schools for GirlsYoni Kempinski, 5/21/2010, 9:16 AM
Who Inspires Teens' Observance?

Who Inspires Teens' Observance?

Out of the three groups in a child's life – family, educators and friends – family has the most influence on the level of religious observance.Yoni Kempinski, 5/10/2010, 10:00 PM
Jerusalem Youth Get a Chance

Jerusalem Youth Get a Chance

A boys and girls high school, YTA, is getting Jerusalem's troubled English-speaking youth off the streets and into the classroom.Derek Cling, 5/10/2010, 4:44 PM
Scientists Return, Counter Drain

Scientists Return, Counter Drain

While many academics decide to develop their career outside Israel, Israeli universities are bringing 'the best of the best' back homeYoni Kempinski, 5/9/2010, 11:21 PM
Bar-Ilan U: New Nano-Tech Center

Bar-Ilan U: New Nano-Tech Center

With over 40 technologically-advanced laboratories, the Bar-Ilan Nanotechnology Triplex provides a home for nanotechnology research initiativesYoni Kempinski, 5/9/2010, 7:40 PM
18 IBM-Trained Ethiopian Olim

18 IBM-Trained Ethiopian Olim

Eighteen young olim (new immigrants) from Ethiopia have completed a first-of-its-kind computer systems training course.Hillel Fendel, 5/5/2010, 3:55 PM
Jewish Girls in Math Olympics

Jewish Girls in Math Olympics

Religious Jewish girls compete in a worldwide mathematics tournament.Maayana Miskin, 5/3/2010, 3:53 PM
Top Science Students Awarded

Top Science Students Awarded

Twelve of Israel's top doctoral students in the sciences will be given the prestigious Adams Award for their work.Maayana Miskin, 4/19/2010, 3:28 PM
Intl. Virtual Math Olympics

Intl. Virtual Math Olympics

The Ariel University Center recently hosted the online Math Olympics, a competition including groups from Israel and around the world.Yoni Kempinski, 4/15/2010, 10:40 PM
Rabbi, Industrialist Plan School

Rabbi, Industrialist Plan School

A renowned rabbi and Israel's wealthiest industrialist have come together to create hareidi society's first vocational high school.Maayana Miskin, 3/21/2010, 7:35 PM
Teaching Civics the Jewish Way

Teaching Civics the Jewish Way

School civics courses amidst expulsions, administrative detention, and refusal of orders – they’re not what they used to be!Hillel Fendel, 3/14/2010, 1:52 PM
Art and Judaism Coexist

Art and Judaism Coexist

The Wollinitz Tzvia Art School for Girls held an exhibition this week of students' final projects at the Jerusalem City HallYoni Kempinski, 3/11/2010, 9:47 PM
Students Return to Holy City

Students Return to Holy City

Saar gets permission for students to visit historic sites in eastern Jerusalem. Maayana Miskin, 3/11/2010, 5:51 PM
Ben-Gurion U Joins YouTube

Ben-Gurion U Joins YouTube

Ben-Gurion University in the Negev joins YouTube with a channel sharing practical and educational material.Maayana Miskin, 3/8/2010, 11:13 AM
Evolution Debate Rages On

Evolution Debate Rages On

Min. Hershkowitz defends Education Ministry Chief Scientist, who said schools should teach criticisms of theories of evolution, global warming. Gil Ronen, 3/4/2010, 11:04 PM
UK Scholarships for 'Palestine''

UK Scholarships for 'Palestine''

Britain will sponsor PA students to do postgraduate work in its country in a program called Higher Education Scholarships for Palestine (HESPAL).Malkah Fleisher, 3/4/2010, 6:47 AM
Efrat Center Brings Bible Alive

Efrat Center Brings Bible Alive

Activities at 'Atnachta' in Efrat provide experience-based learning of the Bible for school children.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2010, 9:23 PM
Israel Research: Boosting Memory

Israel Research: Boosting Memory

A Tel Aviv University study finds that magnesium supplements, sold to increase memory, don't work. But they are developing a new product thaBaruch Gordon, 2/23/2010, 11:37 AM
 Yesha, Diaspora Schools Twinned

Yesha, Diaspora Schools Twinned

A novel concept puts Jewish children in Samaria in video contact with their counterparts in four Diaspora schools. They sang Purim songs together. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Yoni Kempinski, 2/22/2010, 12:03 AM
Can Fly-Eating Plants Save Men?

Can Fly-Eating Plants Save Men?

New Tel Aviv University research investigates anti-fungal agents in the sticky "pitchers" of carnivorous plants.Baruch Gordon, 2/18/2010, 11:13 PM
Barak OKs Ariel U Upgrade

Barak OKs Ariel U Upgrade

College in Samaria will have 'university center' status for two year trial period, then could become full fledged university.Gil Ronen, 1/20/2010, 6:11 PM