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  • Cynthia Nixon’s bid for NY governor sets up a clash over Israel

    NEW YORK (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — The last time two Democrats appeared before a New York audience and debated Israel’s actions against Palestinians was in April 2016. That was when Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that Israel used “disproportionate” force against Hamas terrorists in 2014 and Hillary Clinton replied that Hamas had erected…

  • Seminary, universities forced into painful cuts

    In further signs that the deepening recession is having a major impact on Jewish institutions of higher education, two major schools announced tuition freezes and budget cuts, and Brandeis University is taking the highly unusual step of selling off its prized contemporary art collection.

  • Bigger, faster Israel Bonds

    Israel Bonds, which in November suddenly cut its workforce by 20 percent and closed three offices to erase a budget deficit, now plans to add staff and offer shorter-term bonds as part of its largest reorganization ever.

  • Technion opens nanotechnology institute

    Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology opens a nanotechnology institute, which propels it into the front lines of the high-tech tiny-scale field.

  • New drive to recruit Jewish teachers

    A new initiative to recruit and retain top Jewish educators will focus on salary and benefits for a profession that is notoriously overworked, underpaid and transient.

  • Students still stressed by 9/11

    A survey of two New York Jewish high schools has found that 13 percent of their students suffer some degree of post-traumatic syndrome or depression stemming from the September 11 attacks and other terrorism.

  • Birthright saved from budget ax

    The Birthright Israel program, which has brought 40,000 college-age students to Israel in the last three years, staved off a funding crisis when the Israeli Cabinet restored much of the $14 million the Finance Ministry had proposed to cut from the group.

  • Rabbi’s arrest prompts offer of help

    In the wake of the arrest last week of a New York rabbi in a police Internet sex sting operation, the director of a Los Angeles-based residential treatment program for Jews with addictive and behavioral disorders believes a similar program is needed in Ne