October 27, 2005

Hey Kids!

Kids and Teens

New Hadassah Chief Does Balancing Act

As a mother of two grown children, Morlie Hammer Levin knows the challenges of balancing family, career and spiritual life. But factor in the L.A. native\’s recent New York move, a high-pressure job with a high-profile organization and finding a new religious community and you have the makings of what would be a well-deserved nervous breakdown for anyone else.

Sher Cohen’s Law & Order: Justice Unit

Don\’t call Nancy Sher Cohen at home after 8:30 p.m. \”One of two things is usually true,\” the 54-year-old-litigator said. \”Either I am asleep, because I am exhausted [from all the work], or I am out because I am working.\”

Abbas Gets Warm, Cold Reception

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas got a warm White House reception last week, but got a colder shoulder from Congress and few top items on his Washington wish list, starting with a commitment by President Bush to move forward aggressively with the stalled Mideast \”road map\” peace plan.

Nation & World Briefs

The Palestinian Authority (P.A.) appears to be on the verge of a long-awaited security reform in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

What your kids are learning about Israel, America and Islam

With the school year back in full swing, do you know what your children are learning? In thousands of public school districts across the United States, without ever knowing it, taxpayers pay to disseminate pro-Islamic materials that are anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Jewish.

Title VI Debate Focus on Resource Centers

U.S. lawmakers and academics are engaged in fierce debate over the renewal of Title VI of the Higher Education Act. Under Title VI, select universities get federal funding and prestigious designation as national resource centers for the study of places and languages the government deems vital for meeting global challenges.

Textbook Battle Hits California

The state of California is on the brink of a major election that involves neither Arnold Schwarzenegger nor Clint Eastwood. The candidates are textbooks and other teaching materials that will influence what schoolchildren across the state — and across the United States — will learn for more than a decade.

Sowing Islamic Seeds in Students

Georgetown\’s Middle East outreach program is one of 18 affiliated with federally designated national resource centers, each of which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

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