William Davidson, 86, Philanthropist and Owner of Detroit Pistons, Dies

William Davidson, a businessman and Jewish philanthropist for whom the Jewish Theological Seminary’s graduate school of education is named, died on Friday, March 13.

Mobile Classroom: An educator and a student aboard the Topsy-Turvy Bus, participating in the Teva Learning Center?s Jewish environmental program.

Blessing of the Sun: A Teachable Moment

Once a generation, every 28 years, Jews recite the Blessing of the Sun, the same prayer that is said upon seeing majestic mountains, seas, rivers and deserts: “Blessed are you, our God, King of the Universe, who effects the work of creation.” This is the moment that Jewish tradition says the sun returns to the original spot in the cosmos as when it was created on the fourth day.

Scholars Rally Around Embattled Professor

An employment dispute at a Midwestern state university has bubbled into a national cause célèbre in the world of Jewish studies, drawing in some of the field’s leading lights.

Bound for Albany: Joseph Diangelo, who says he was abused as a child in a Brooklyn Hasidic community, boards a bus on March 11 to lobby the New York State legislature for a bill to extend the statute of limitations for claims of sexual abuse.

Sexual Abuse Survivors Join Debate Over Extending Claims

Jews who say they were sexually abused as children by their rabbis are seeking to tip the balance in favor of a long-stalled bill that would extend the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse in New York State — legislation that could have far-reaching impact on some Orthodox communities as they struggle with emerging allegations of child abuse.

Dramatic Shift In Diplomacy Draws Muted React, So Far

It is an Obama revolution that has gone by virtually unremarked. In the space of one week, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have knocked down no fewer than five long-standing pillars of American foreign policy from the Bush years and earlier, leaving Israel and other countries affected to confront a transformed world of diplomacy.