Emma Watson Campaigns for Gender Equality

March 30, 2015
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Emma Watson Campaigns for Gender Equality

Emma Watson stepped up to a podium at the United Nations in September 2014, and formally invited both women and men to join the fight for gender equality. She launched her campaign with the name “He for She,” emphasizing the importance of both men and women standing up for gender equality. “We want to...

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Foreign Fighters Heading to Syria

March 30, 2015
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Over 20,000 thousand people around the world have gone to Syria to fight for terrorist organizations in the last few years.  There are over two thousand foreign fighters for ISIS and Al Nusra from the Arab world, three thousand five hundred from Africa, a...

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Controversy Sparked Over Lack of Jewish Presence in Movie’s Portrayal of Selma

March 30, 2015
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In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King called non-violent protesters to join him as he led a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in an attempt to gain voting equality for African Americans. Among the protesters was the namesake of our school, Rabbi Abraham Joshua...

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Resident Artist Transforms Iconic Image

March 30, 2015
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By Grace Gilbert and Rachel Ladds Amy Cohen, this year’s Artist in Residence, converted a photograph that we have all seen so often into a multilayered work of art that made us consider our roles in society’s struggles today.  Cohen’s project, “Heschel, King, and...

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Freshman Upstander Projects Back With A Twist

March 13, 2015
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Freshman Upstander Projects Back With A Twist

The freshman upstander projects are back, this time with a twist. Freshman English teacher Shana Goldstein assigned the same pieces of literature as she did last year, works that stress the importance of fighting injustice, such as “Terrible Things” and “It Is Dangerous to...

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Obama Not Present At Anti-Terrorism Rallies in France

March 13, 2015
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Obama Not Present At Anti-Terrorism Rallies in France

Forty heads of state and government leaders joined with 3.7 million people in the March of Unity in Paris on January 11, and other anti-terrorism rallies in France, just days after the series of attacks that began with the Charlie Hebdo shooting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

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Heschel Extends It’s Reach To Jews In France

March 13, 2015
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Heschel Extends It’s Reach To Jews In France

Recently, the Jewish community in France has been severely affected by anti- Semitism. In January, a kosher supermarket in Paris was attacked by Amedy Coulibaly, who was friendly with Chérif and Said Kouachi, the two brothers responsible for the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a...

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