Yeshivas are garnering media attention because some of their graduates are blasting them for focusing primarily on Jewish studies and not teaching basic math and literacy skills.
Daniel R.. Schwarz is author of Imagining the Holocaust (1999). While Wiesel wrote many books, it is Night by which he is
We academics tend to blame others for the lack of interest in what we do professionally. But the sad truth is that much of what afflicts intellectual culture in this country is very much our own fault.
In Jewish tradition, the Jabbok symbolizes the enigmatic boundary between life and death. The far bank of the river, the locus of Jacob's struggle, is a liminal frontier shrouded in mystery and fear. But it is also a realm of transition and transformation.