JERUSALEM — Israel will spend nearly $20 million on a new program to improve the English skills of its schoolchildren. At a news conference…
Does language hold us responsible for the stories we tell? We must ‘account’ for what we ;recount’ in English, Hebrew, German and the Romance languages. But why?
Since Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal moved from Baltimore to Israel, he has taken over a local charity and become president of his synagogue. Now Leventhal is hoping to add city councilman to his resume.
The new English Premier League season will kick off on Saturday. Why isn’t there a single Israel on any of the top league’s 20 teams?
Tottenham Hotspur boss Daniel Levy is doing what he does best: Getting the most cash for a prized player. The Twittersphere has a few nastier terms for the British soccer guru.
England is described as “a world leader in dealing with soccer racism and hooliganism” on the website of the New Israel Fund, the U.S.-based social justice group that created and bankrolls Shanan’s nonprofit, Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football.
Jewish Montreal is celebrating the swearing-in of the city’s first-ever Jewish mayor. Michael Applebaum is also the first non-French speaker to hold the post in a century.
Michael Applebaum, 49, won a City Council vote to serve as interim mayor for a year, with a promise not to run in the next municipal election, which is slated for November 2013.
Joshua Henkin is the author of “The World Without You,” “Matrimony,” and “Swimming Across the Hudson.” Earlier this week he explored the question, “Are you a Jewish writer?” His blog posts are featured on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: