Universities

Israeli student wins university apology over bias complaint

By Marcus Dysch, August 29, 2013

An Israeli woman has won the right to compensation and an apology from a university which allowed an anti-Zionist lecturer to oversee her master’s dissertation.

Smadar Bakovic had repeatedly told Warwick University that she was unhappy with Nicola Pratt marking her dissertation on Israeli Arab identity.

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Building a Jewish Community on Campus

By Noah Nathan, August 15, 2013

Over the past few years, I have attended, visited and worked at a number of synagogues. Each had members of varying observance and differing customs but what they all shared was the desire to form a community.

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Streisand distressed by strictly Orthodox treatment of women

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Barbra Streisand has spoken out against the treatment of Israeli women by strictly Orthodox Jews.

The singer, who was receiving an honorary doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, used her speech to voice concerns over what she regarded as recent incidents of sexism in the country.

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Israeli withdraws from two-state solution Cambridge Union debate after no Palestinian on panel

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

An Israeli commentator has pulled out of a Cambridge Union debate scheduled for this evening because of the absence of a Palestinian speaker on the panel.

Dimi Reider, a left-wing writer and the translator of a book called "Beyond the Two-State solution" was due to oppose the motion "This House Believes a Two State Solution is the Only Solution".

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Walk will mark new peak for Nottingham Chabadniks

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

When Chabad Nottingham began work at campuses in the city five years ago, the organisation’s first Shabbat dinner was attended by just five people. Times have certainly changed.

“On a Friday night, 100 students coming for dinner is not unusual,” explained co-director Mendy Lent.

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Expert on settlers settles at Oxford University

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2013

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has finally filled a prestigious academic post after a previous candidate pulled out because of new immigration rules.

Dr Sara Hirschhorn, a post-doctoral fellow in Israel studies at Brandeis University in the United States, is due to become the new Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel studies in September.

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Creating a safe space for minority students

By Zoe Winograd, May 17, 2013

“Feminism is seen as a dirty word within the Jewish community and I want this to change.” That is the view of Melissa Leigh, co-chair of the new Union of Jewish Students Women’s Network.

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Leeds quartet reach for the skies

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2013

Skydiving students from Leeds JSoc helped raise more than £2,000 for the Emunah children’s home in Afula, northern Israel.

James Neidle, Michael Kosky, Ronen Feiner and Gila Scherer jumped from 15,000 feet over an airfield in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

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Ben-Gurion University seeking international debating champions

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2013

Ben-Gurion University is seeking participants from around the world for a prestigious debating tournament.

The Red Sea Open is Israel’s only international debating competition. It will be held at BGU’s Eilat campus for the fourth time later this year.

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Do some work, make friends, and don’t worry

By Jordan Jacobs, May 2, 2013

University life is chaotic, challenging, and eye-opening.

With the exam season approaching there has been a shift to revision. Long nights beckon, but this time they will largely be in my room, and sober. I do not want £9,000 in tuition fees to go to waste.

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