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The world's first Kassam-proof Beit Midrash (Torah study hall) was dedicated recently, in the presence of dozens of rabbis, students, parents and guests of the Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot. The Yeshiva, founded in Sderot 15 years ago, serves over 500 students who combine advanced Talmudic studies with military service in the Israel Defense Forces. The roof of the Beit Medrash is made of 40 centimeters of poured cement to withstand a direct rocket hit. In addition, its windows are bullet- and shrapnel-proof, to protect the students. Sderot has been bombarded by thousands of rockets fired from Gaza over the last eight years.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
As a result of rocket and shell attacks from the Gaza Strip on Israel's southern region and the beginning of 'Operation Cast Lead', 300,000 students have not been able to attend school. In settlements, towns and cities within a 40 km. radius of the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Education has not reopened schools, kindergartens and colleges since the Chanukah vacation break as a security measure. In order to keep the students in contact with their studies and teachers the Ministry of Education has provided a listing of online learning resources and activities for elementary, middle and high school students.
Updated: Jan. 08, 2009
Pursuing its goal to provide equal opportunities through education, 'College for All' identifies and locates children and youth at risk with high learning potential, and provides them with support and tools to enable them to realize their inherent potential and by encouraging them to acquire higher education and become leaders in their communities. The uniqueness of the 'College for All' program is in its comprehensive and systematic approach to the child’s world, its commitment to support the children for a period of 10 to 11 years, and the intensity of its activities.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2009
An educational program called Nativ is offered to Israeli soldiers and officers who are not Jewish according to Halacha (Orthodox Jewish law) during their military service. The program commences with a seven or eleven-week intensive course in Judaism to prepare them for conversion. After completing the course and being sent back to their bases, soldiers interested in proceeding with the conversion process are then invited to two two-week seminars, with a month off between them, before undergoing the official conversion by three rabbis of the IDF Chaplaincy.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
This article analyzes three curricula for the bat/bar-mitzva year of the public religious, Tali and public schools in Israel. It compares their views on gender and theology, and throws light on the intersection of gender, religion and education in Israeli society. It shows how the messages of the public religious and public schools serve to further hegemonic interests in Israeli society, while those of Tali serve interests of marginal groups. In addition, the article analyzes autobiographical influences of some of the curriculum decision made by the authors.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) approved a bill establishing a new state school integrated educational system that would provide enriched Jewish studies for both secular and observant Jews. The law provides a framework to incorporate schools that follow such a system, alongside the existing state and state-religious frameworks.
Updated: Jul. 27, 2008
The Center for Educational Technology recently launched a beta version of a Hebrew Digital Library. The library is presently made up of tens of nonfiction books, monographs, encyclopedias and lexicons dealing with the Land of Israel, its geography, history, culture, archeology, nature and society. Many current textbooks are also included on the website.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2008
PANIM is a non-profit, advocacy organization working to promote pluralistic Judaism in Israel in partnership with over 50 organizations and institutions that share its vision. PANIM’s portal serves as a gateway for resources which aid in fulfilling its mission of increasing public and government recognition of Jewish pluralism and pluralistic Jewish education as a strategically important component of Israel’s strength as a nation.
Updated: Jun. 16, 2008
A blog written by high school students, for high school students, Oznia is a collective of young bloggers and activists, dedicated to gathering exciting, engaging and challenging nuggets about Israel and Zionism
Updated: Apr. 29, 2008
The reality of daily life in Israel isn't only politics and violence: it is commerce and research; art and culture; music and dance; community and family. Much of the world and the media views Israel through conflict-focused lenses. ISRAEL21c spotlights Israelis sharing their thoughts and experiences, their observations and their hopes for the future
Updated: Apr. 29, 2008