Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
When gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender professionals reach for the stars in the world of business, more often than not they hit the so-called "pink ceiling" of conservative corporate rejection and resistance -- a wall-like barrier, expert observers contend, to the business aspirations of the GLBT community. That point was made during a panel presentation/question-and-answer seminar titled "Business Equality: The...
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At just 10 years old, Jacob Greenfield has developed a strong interest in computers -- building Web pages, editing movies and playing intricate games on his laptop. His increased online usage, however, worries his mother, Leslie Greenfield, who's read horror stories in the news about sexual predators using the Internet to lure young victims. "The thing that worries me the...
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No translation of the rapid-fire Hebrew was needed to comprehend that Sagi Arusi -- a gregarious 15-year-old from Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel -- didn't want to talk about the night three years ago, when his family's home caught fire and much of his body was badly burned. Moments earlier, Sagi -- one of 40 kids, including four Israelis, who traveled to...
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In 1935, a little-known German boxer by the name of Eric Seelig shocked the American boxing world by knocking out Mickey Walker, a great middleweight champion of the 1920s. The road to an American arena full of fans applauding for a victorious Seelig -- who routinely wore shorts with a Star of David stitched on the left leg -- had...
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