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Parenting - InterfaithFamily.com

Parenting - InterfaithFamily.com | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Information on Jewish parenting, interfaith parenting and raising Jewish children.
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Challah for Hunger On the Rise

Challah for Hunger On the Rise | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Challah for Hunger On the Rise http://t.co/ve7wcgXHHV via @eJPhil #challah #tikkunolam #Jewish #Judaism #Philanthropy
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike.
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Gotta have a long denim skirt

Gotta have a long denim skirt | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Clothing item favored by Jewish Orthodox women is a hot fall fashion trend, according to Vogue
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Seems like the 70's again...

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Dear Teenagers: Come Babysit. Please.

Dear Teenagers: Come Babysit. Please. | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
I get it. You're busy with iPhones and iPads and WhatApp and whatnot. But couldn't you do all those things from the comfort of my home for $10 (or so) an hour?
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What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.
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Israeli rowing team debuts in world’s largest event

Israeli rowing team debuts in world’s largest event | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
BOSTON (JTA) — For the first time, an Israeli rowing team is being represented in the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest two-day rowing event.
The event was being held Saturday and Sunday on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass.
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Plagiarism Costs Degree for Senator John Walsh

Plagiarism Costs Degree for Senator John Walsh | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The Army War College rescinded a master’s degree awarded to John E. Walsh of Montana after determining that he had copied large portions of a paper.
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Kudos for doing the right thing. 

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Being Jewish

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Being Jewish | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

Economist Carmel Chiswick looks at religion not as a spiritual practice but as a good, something that is bought. How much is it worth?


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A fascinating look at choices from an economic perspective

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Teens Lose Out When Jewish Education Becomes an Activity

Teens Lose Out When Jewish Education Becomes an Activity | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The pressure to be busy has intensified, and Jewish education is suffering as a result. It's not what we squeeze in or have to fit into our schedules. It's who we are. It's what teens need time for...
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The New Pew Report on Parenting, Priorities, and Faith

The New Pew Report on Parenting, Priorities, and Faith | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
A Pew research study says that families have much in common when it comes to values about parenting. According to the website the findings "are based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted April...
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If you're a parent, how important is it that your teenager has faith? More important than 'working hard'? Read what priority parents gave to 12 important values. 

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‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers in ‘Jewish Heaven’

‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers in ‘Jewish Heaven’ | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The legendary comedian was added into the Season 26 premiere at last minute.
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Watch what happens when these non-Jews try Jewish food

Watch what happens when these non-Jews try Jewish food | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Every year, Jews gather to celebrate the High Holidays: They blow the shofar, they fast, they ask for repentance, and of course, they eat.
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First-timers taste "Jewish" food
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Horns up: Guinness shofar-blowing record broken in N.J.

Horns up: Guinness shofar-blowing record broken in N.J. | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
(JTA) — More than 1,000 people came together in New Jersey to break the Guinness World Record for largest shofar ensemble.
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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.
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"Homework" is work when the goals are disconnected from learning
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App aims to keep things kosher, in Israel and abroad

App aims to keep things kosher, in Israel and abroad | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

With 'What's Kosher,' users get the lowdown on what to eat and where – and even who the kashrut supervisor is


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Breyer Reflects on Judaism and Justice

Breyer Reflects on Judaism and Justice | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Justice Stephen Breyer doesn’t often speak publicly of his religious values, but on Sunday he reflected on Jewish precepts he learned as a boy and pondered how they might influence his work on the Supreme Court.
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Embassy of Israel Releases Promotional Video to Japanese

Embassy of Israel Releases Promotional Video to Japanese | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The Embassy of Israel in Japan unveiled an unexpected promotional effort yesterday: an online anime series.
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Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Adolescents who do not receive adequate rest have trouble keeping up in the classroom and are more vulnerable to other health problems. And catching up on sleep on the weekend won’t help.
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This study reinforces the notion that sleep should not be negotiable between teens and parents. If parents need reasons for reinforcing reasonable bed times, this article provides an overwhelming amount.

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A quote that I liked from this blog was, “Sleep is not optional. It’s a health imperative, like eating, breathing and physical activity,” Dr. Judith A. Owens



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"Researchers report that the average adolescent needs eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep each night. But in a poll taken in 2006 by the National Sleep Foundation, less than 20 percent reported getting that much rest on school nights."

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The Hebrew School on Wheels

The Hebrew School on Wheels | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

 

Debbi Ballard wanted to get more kids excited about Jewish education. So the Floridian bought a 38-foot recreational vehicle and turned it into a Hebrew school on wheels.

 


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Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep

Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system — and get enough sleep.
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Sounds great, and usually those two words don't go together: sleep and study. But here it is: recommendations for the best sleep test prep and no more all-nighters.

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The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We've Seen Yet

The Best Answer to Cyberbullying We've Seen Yet | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Since so much of students' lives together take place in various nooks and crannies of the Internet, let's look at how teens can help each other out, making their social lives more satisfying and trouble-free by being cyber-shields for each other....
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Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks | Los Angeles

Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks | Los Angeles | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
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Why we encourage body talk at Camp Be’chol Lashon

Why we encourage body talk at Camp Be’chol Lashon | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the Jewish overnight camp Eden Village garnered a great deal of attention for its “no body talk” policy, which camp leaders described as providing a “break from mentioning physical appearance, including clothing.”Related Entries...
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Swedish Scientists Are Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics in Scholarly Papers

Swedish Scientists Are Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics in Scholarly Papers | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
For almost 20 years, John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg have been competing to see who can hide more Dylan lyrics.
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Hate is a 4-Letter Word

Hate is a 4-Letter Word | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Rather than shielding children from news about hate, educators could prepare them for the real world by teaching what hate is and how to prevent it.
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Ditto for educating our youth about the pernicious nature of Anti-Semitism
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