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Pope Benedict Takes To Social Media To Spread The Faith

Pope Benedict Takes To Social Media To Spread The Faith | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hoping priests will follow his digital example, Pope Benedict is urging church leaders to spread the faith to the next generation on social media.

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Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality

Move Over Siri: Cubic Robotics Releasing New Artificial Intelligence Assistant With Personality | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Introducing Cubic: the new personal assistant for everything in your life.

We're all familiar with the likes of Siri, GoogleNow, Cortana, and, most recently, Amazon Echo.
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'Binge Eating' Gene In Teenagers Is Discovered - Sky News

'Binge Eating' Gene In Teenagers Is Discovered - Sky News | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Young people suffering from a particular variation in a gene are 20% more likely to binge eat during adolescence, scientists say.
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Now, binge eating has been related to genetics.

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Skeptical About Evolution?A New Study Challenges Evolutionary Theory

Skeptical About Evolution?A New Study Challenges Evolutionary Theory | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, news broke when the scientific journal Current Biology published the latest surprise in evolutionary science: a period of rapid “radical change,” in the words of Dr. Roger Close of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, for mammalian development during the ancient ...
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There have been many challenges to evolutionary theory...is this one more? 

 

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French Move Illustrates Israel Boycott BDS Peril | Commentary Magazine

French Move Illustrates Israel Boycott BDS Peril | Commentary Magazine | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The French telecom firm that just legitimized the Israel boycott BDS movement should pay a heavy price.
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This is serious business: when the #BDS movement hits this level, and a large company agrees to pressure to pull out of investment in Israel (the West Bank is not the issue here). This is #Anti-Semitism. Please read the article. 

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This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head

This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
This innovative high school program is turning conventional wisdom about education on its head http://t.co/uPliI1Tixc #Partne…
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How to counter the allure of ISIS for teenagers

How to counter the allure of ISIS for teenagers | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
In an age of online conspiracy and digital anonymity, need a campaign as slick as the jihadis’ propaganda to stop this adolescent rebellion
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11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks

11 Ways to Help Students Overcome Creative Blocks | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Check out these strategies and approaches for bringing more creativity into the classroom and inspiring young artists.
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Pew Report: Jews and Hindus are most highly-educated in US

Pew Report: Jews and Hindus are most highly-educated in US | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The report shows a 6.7 percent increase in the amount of Americans who do not affiliate with any religion.
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The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Lately, we've been hearing more and more about digital copyrights and fair use in the news and online - particularly with the whole SOPA/PIPA uproar that recently swept the web. Also, we on the Edu...

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Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, May 4, 3:33 PM

Don't get me wrong: I'm a pyrate. I believe in open sourcing. I also understand the paradox in the Anglophone educational and academic ideologies that "you are a valuable, unique intellectual individual with something important to say; and you mean NOTHING, and we won't listen to you until you have a whole bunch of intellectual allies to back you up, and you can prove it."  

So...these are things we have to keep an eye on. 

Leboldus Library's curator insight, May 8, 10:57 AM

Although the copyright laws in Canada are not quite the same as the US copyright laws, there are many similarities, and a lot of the information on this post is still very applicable.  For more information on Canadian copyright, see http://cmec.ca/publications/lists/publications/attachments/291/copyright_matters.pdf ;

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Princeton Is 'Quiet Ivy' No More as Raucous Israel Debate Roils Campus - National

Princeton Is 'Quiet Ivy' No More as Raucous Israel Debate Roils Campus - National | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Princeton is thought of as the Ivy League school where the political discourse takes place at a more genteel volume. Logan Sander reports a raucous debate over Israel divestment has changed all that.
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The #BDS movement is taking hold on college campuses throughout North America. Students and parents need to be bold in asking important questions when visiting college campuses about it, see www.jewishteensblog.com

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More Is Better When It Comes to Jewish Numbers

More Is Better When It Comes to Jewish Numbers | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Some argue that depth of communal involvement is more important than raw population figures. Not so, write Mijal Bitton and Steven M. Cohen. They say we need the numbers.
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Reasons why we shouldn't be complacent about the dwindling numbers of committed and engaged Jews. 

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40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows

40 Percent Rise This Year in Global Immigration to Israel, Report Shows | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
“ A new report shows that Jewish immigration to Israel from around the world rose more than 40 percent in the first three months of 2015, the UK’s Guardian reported on Sunday. A total of 6,499 Jews arrived in Israel between January and March of this year, according to an interim report by the Jewish Agency for Israel. The vast majority of immigrants came from Europe, specifically eastern Europe. 1,971 immigrants came from Ukraine to the Jewish state, the most of any country [...]”
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Meet The Teen Who Pays For College With A Jewelry Business

Meet The Teen Who Pays For College With A Jewelry Business | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Think about the typical day of a college student: there are classes to attend, books to study and beer to drink. Now, think about a day in the life of a 19-year-old college student who has a booming jewelry business that pays for tuition.
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Thinking of running a business in college? Get inspired here! 

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New Adolescent Friendship Study

New Adolescent Friendship Study | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
July 20, 2015 | ScienceBlog.com No one likes to lose a friend, especially adolescents. But why do friendships end? Researchers in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida …
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Peer groups are of consummate importance in the teen years. Read more about this recent study on the Science Blog.

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Personal Growth - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Arnie Rotenberg
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This is the most comprehensive list I've seen.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, July 15, 1:27 PM

Life is a journey of learning, especially on websites.

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, July 19, 12:25 PM

Online learning at your fingertips!

Marianne Hart's curator insight, July 19, 9:31 PM

Bonus for music education!!

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Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill, as Congress mulls similar moves

Illinois passes historic anti-BDS bill, as Congress mulls similar moves | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
While BDS has gotten most of its successes with low-hanging fruit like British academic unions and pop singers, the anti-boycott efforts are getting an enthusiastic reception in real governments, on the state and federal level. And that is because the message of the BDS movement – Israel as a uniquely villainous state – is fundamentally rejected by the vast majority of Americans.
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South Carolina passed a similar bill, with work, it's hopeful that all US states will as well. 

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US teens change behavior after searching health info online

US teens change behavior after searching health info online | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
One in three American teenagers have changed their behavior after looking up health information online, according to a major study on adolescents and technology released on Tuesday. Of 1,156 US teens aged 13 to 18 years old surveyed, 84 percent said they have used the Internet to seek out health information. The Internet ranked fourth as a source of health information for teenagers but was the top media source, far surpassing books, radio, newspapers or magazines in popularity.
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6 major trends in college and university admissions - eCampus News

6 major trends in college and university admissions - eCampus News | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
“Many four-year colleges and universities are seeking to keep application growth on the rise by recruiting more transfer and international students”
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Bill would make Arabic lessons mandatory from first grade

Bill would make Arabic lessons mandatory from first grade | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
"Knowing the language and being able to communicate with different people can increase our sense of security and serve as a bridge between people," Likud MK Hazan says.

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Do you need some help to get started with your social media marketing plan? If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need t…
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Jewish actress Mayim Bialik to speak

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik to speak | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Actress Mayim Bialik, known for her role in the current popular television situation comedy series "The Big Band Theory" as well as for being a teen actress in another TV situation comedy "Blossom," also has a parenting blog on kveller.com. 

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Most people might not know that in addition to all Bialik has done, she has a doctorate in neuroscience, earned in 2007.

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Islamic Jew-Hatred at U.C. Riverside: Caves to Jihad Demands to Remove Sabra Hummus from Campus Dining

Islamic Jew-Hatred at U.C. Riverside: Caves to Jihad Demands to Remove Sabra Hummus from Campus Dining | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

"It’s only a matter of time before these devout Muslims demand that Jews be removed, which is exactly what they are demanding when calling for Israel’s destruction."

 

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It is shocking how quickly, and without a fight, some universities cave into demands of #BDS  

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For Princess Charlotte, a Pink Dress From Israel!

For Princess Charlotte, a Pink Dress From Israel! | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
As the media frenzy surrounding the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child continued through Monday, Rivlin and his wife,
First Lady Nechama Rivlin — grandparents of six — sent the newborn British princess a frilly pink dress that reads “From Israel With Love.” The dress also includes a heart charm and a hamsa, a Middle Eastern symbol of success and protection from evil.
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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Most people teaching today weren’t trained to instruct students about researching in a technologically advanced world. Many need a quick refresher course or tutoring packet on successful student research. The tips below are meant to help teachers and students get off to a good start as they embark on an inquiry adventure:


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Love the scaffolding and the idea sharing approach to searching info