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Modern Orthodox High School in New York Allows Girls to Wear Tefillin

Modern Orthodox High School in New York Allows Girls to Wear Tefillin | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
SAR High School, a Modern Orthodox institution in Riverdale, New York, has allowed girls to wrap tefillin — a ritual that is gaining acceptance for women.
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The Principal of this High School wrote an open letter that is worth reading: https://www.facebook.com/DovBear/posts/10152224742099083

 

 We are living in interesting times, and these developments are opportunities for us to share with our #Jteens how change occurs. This would also make for interesting discussions! #jedchat

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How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed

How to Curate Your Facebook News Feed | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A lot of content comes across your News Feed. Here's how to curate what you see, and maximize the news that your Facebook friends are sharing.

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Very helpful tips, with screenshots that walk you through the process of identifying what you want to read and what you'd prefer not to get in your feed---in effect personalizing your Facebook experience

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Course Syllabi | Ethical Systems

Course Syllabi | Ethical Systems | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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This is a wonderful site, with tabs for research in the area of ethics, and course syllabi,that can be adapted for use with teens. 

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344 years after his execution, French Jew cleared of blood libel

344 years after his execution, French Jew cleared of blood libel | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr.
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Many of our #Jteens are not familiar with the heinous blood libel accusations levied against Jews throughout the centuries. Sharing the article is an opportunity to introduce this topic. #jedchat

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Israel’s biggest problem on campus is adorable

Israel’s biggest problem on campus is adorable | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Yes the vicious tone of discourse among Jews is alarming, but have you seen that kitten in a hamster ball?
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Why should our students care about Israel? Jewish educators of high school students know we need to help our students find the answer to that question before they get to college.
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"There Is Only One Way to Change the World, and That Is by Education" Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks

"There Is Only One Way to Change the World, and That Is by Education"   Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
It's not possible to improve on the eloquent words of a master writer and teacher, the Former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. Rabbi Sacks writes a series of articles on the Torah portion of the week entitl...
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Our time is now, to focus on education, as the thousands year old Jewish recipe for guaranteeing the future.

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LinkedIn Expands With A New Volunteer Marketplace For Unpaid Non-Profit Work | TechCrunch

LinkedIn Expands With A New Volunteer Marketplace For Unpaid Non-Profit Work | TechCrunch | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has gained a reputation as a place to go when you're looking for a job, or a person to fill a vacant role...
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This new site can be a resource for board members, internships, unpaid consulting gigs, and more. 

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The Scoop on Hebrew Charter Schools

The Scoop on Hebrew Charter Schools | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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Do you live in New York City, East Brunswick, NJ, San Diego, or Washington D.C.? If so, you might want to consider attending a Hebrew Charter School.#Jparents #Jteens

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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

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I recommend checking this site out!

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Beyond Words:

Beyond Words: | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

"....Put another way, it is illogical and ill-advised for the United States to proclaim its absolute opposition to terrorism while looking the other way when Palestinian officials and institutions elevate terrorists as heroes and role models."

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Download this report "Beyond Words: Causes, Consequences, and Cures for Palestinian Authority Hate Speech" 

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UK teens: liver disease due to alcohol | The Sunday Times

UK teens: liver disease due to alcohol | The Sunday Times | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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Teenaged girls are most affected. From the U.K., but it's important to note.

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Adolescents willing to receive & share STI treatment with partners, according to study

Adolescents willing to receive & share STI treatment with partners, according to study | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A recent study showed that many adolescents have the confidence to take ownership of their sexual health when faced with a sexually transmitted infection. 
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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army - PCWorld

Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army - PCWorld | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army
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Skype revealed this information on its twitter and social media sites
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Obama commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Obama commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
US president describes the Shoah as a ‘barbaric crime unique in human history’; Canadian minister issues official statement
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Taglit-Birthright Israel expands eligibility, accepts formal high school trips to Israel

The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip to Israel during high school were previously not eligible for Birthright trips, but can now participate, confirmed Noa Bauer, Birthright’s vice president of international marketing.

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Birthright, which previously excluded some of the most Jewishly committed young adults, who may have spent summers and semesters in Israel, is thankfully waking up to the reality that these experiences should be reinforced through programming and not seen as a barrier to entry.

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Chile’s Palestine soccer team fined over map uniform

Chile’s Palestine soccer team fined over map uniform | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Chile’s top soccer league has penalized the Palestine Football club with a fine after playing in three official matches wearing uniforms showing the entire map of Israel as Palestine.
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Map-making in the Middle East is a political enterprise that many students may not be aware of. This particular article offers great discussion opportunities for the ethics involved in today's sports that are not limited to the use of ped's. #Jteens

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Students up in arms over move to dismiss ‘leftist’ teacher

Students up in arms over move to dismiss ‘leftist’ teacher | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Educator refuses to resign over letter by high school senior urging government to probe his ‘brainwashing, anti-Zionist’ methods
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What constitutes Freedom of Speech in a high school located in a Jewish state? This is the question that a high school in Israel is grappling with: students accused "the educator of “brainwashing.” Werta, she claimed, had voiced opinions in class that amounted to incitement against the state and the IDF."


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Can Hillel fully serve Jewish students and fully protect Israel?

Can Hillel fully serve Jewish students and fully protect Israel? | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Under the campus group’s guidelines, an ex-employee who took an empathetic BDS position has been barred from speaking in Santa Barbara. Untenable censorship, or self-preservation?
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To what extent do campus groups with a clear mission need to be "open" to others who may be antagonistic to that mission? That's the question at issue among a few Hillels at college campuses. 

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Religious accommodation or ‘accessory to sexism’? York student’s case stirs debate

Religious accommodation or ‘accessory to sexism’? York student’s case stirs debate | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
York University student requested to be excused on religious grounds from group work so he would not have to interact publicly with female students (@Elianora this: http://t.co/CyieU7ffIh)...
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Great opportunity to discuss protection of rights --- students will debate whose? #Jteens
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Grind, slide and pop ollies in Israel

Grind, slide and pop ollies in Israel | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Israel’s first concrete skate park is in Tel Aviv (no surprise) and others are following quickly. In fact, it’s hard to find an Israeli city without a place to pop ollies.
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Jewish Special Needs Education: - Why Names Matter

Jewish Special Needs Education: - Why Names Matter | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Via Lisa Friedman
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Institutions set the tone for an open and inclusive environment and teens are particularly sensitive to experiences that tend to isolate or separate them from their peers.   

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, January 4, 2014 5:59 PM

Names convey identity. When someone knows our name, they know us as a unique individual.

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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner's Guide | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Screening adolescents for #alcohol use is key to heading off problems early -- NIAAA's youth screening guide http://t.co/Ktphyxnjer
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Israelis Document Incitement by the Palestinian Authority

Israelis Document Incitement by the Palestinian Authority | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Israeli officials noted negative statements about Israel and Jews in official Palestinian Authority media and textbooks.
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I questioned whether or not posting this was the right thing to do, since it might give a platform to this heinous image. But I believe that we should be aware of what is usually hidden from our view.  

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Sexting in Middle School Means More Sex for Preteens

Sexting in Middle School Means More Sex for Preteens | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Younger students are no different than their older peers when it comes to sexting, a new study reports.
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I usually like to know how the results were obtained (22% of students sexted). The stats are fom a study of 420 7th grade students from five urban public middle schools in Rhode Island that answered yes/no questions. The study is in the journal Pediatrics.

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I've been waiting for a band like you

I've been waiting for a band like you | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Culture, Music: British-American rock group Foreigner, which took world by storm in 1980s with hits like 'I Want to Know What Love Is,' 'Cold as Ice' and 'Waiting for a Girl Like You,' to arrive in Israel in March for two concerts...
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Foreigner's concerts plus recent Cyndi Lauper show may finally rid the music world of snubbing Israel a la Roger Waters #Jteens

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