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Gun Advocates Push for More Access on Campus

Gun Advocates Push for More Access on Campus | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Though weapons are banned from most public universities, pro-gun forces have made gains on the issue in a handful of states, most recently Colorado.
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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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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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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing bullying and harassment.
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Be informed, be prepared by visiting this site's well-organized resources

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Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting - Pew Research Center

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting - Pew Research Center | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting Pew Research Center A new report released today by the Pew Research Center shows how the values Americans bring to parenting are strongly linked to their own ideological...
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Yale University Chaplain Who Blamed anti-Semitism on Israel Resigns

After coming under fire for offensive comments, Rev. Bruce M. Shipman has stepped down from his position
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Another Qawasmeh Hamas Member Arrested in Murder of 3 Israeli Teens

Another Qawasmeh Hamas Member Arrested in Murder of 3 Israeli Teens | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Another Hamas terror suspect is arrested in connection with the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in Gush Etzion.
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For female coach of Y.U. men’s team, biggest adjustment may be learning Jewish ways

For female coach of Y.U. men’s team, biggest adjustment may be learning Jewish ways | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Having been a standout player in high school and college, and an assistant coach, new Yeshiva University men’s volleyball coach Jacqui Dauphinais has plenty of knowledge about the sport.Related Entries
July 24, 2014 Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.
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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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Tips For Paying For College

Tips For Paying For College | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
While many students take out federal or private loans to pay for college, the costs of tuition, fees, and room and board still leave many people struggling to finance their education.
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Prioritizing Student Voices

Prioritizing Student Voices | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
In order to find value in their learning, students need to find their voices. Teachers can encourage student participation by enabling rather than enforcing it.
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Swastika spray-painted on sidewalk in NY suburb

Swastika spray-painted on sidewalk in NY suburb | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Vandalism attributed to poorly educated teens who misspelled Nazi slogan
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Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly converting to Judaism

Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly converting to Judaism | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly is converting to Judaism.Related Entries September 5, 2014 Statement of Principles: Ve-ahavta le-re`acha kamocha: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself September 4, 2014 Effort to keep Sotloff’s Judaism secret was international...
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