History in an Envelope

(This post was first published at JETS Israel) Over the last 70 years, educators have struggled with the question of how the Holocaust should be taught. The magnitude of the "Final Solution" makes it practically incomprehensible. Many educators have struggled to find...

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How Can Education Impact on the BDS Movement?

Reprinted from November 5 2014 This past summer, the Presbyterian Church made it clear that its leadership sides with the Palestinians in the Israel-Arab conflict. In a controversial vote, taken this summer, the Church voted to  divest Church funds from companies that...

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Can You Teach About the Arab-Israeli Conflict Without Bias?

That's the challenge that Rabbi Joel Cohn faces when he teaches about the history and political realities of the Middle East. Rabbi Cohn's students seem to think that he is able to give a balanced picture. One of the participants of his "Middle East" course, from the...

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Special Delivery: From Jerusalem to Queretaro, Mexico

Middle School students in the Mexican city of Queretaro are certainly not the typical audience for a session on “Media and the Middle East” but 75 seventh and eighth graders sat spellbound participating in a distance learning session originating from Jerusalem,...

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