Harvard

Brandeis Donors Exact Revenge For Carter Visit

02/19/2007

Editor At Large
Major donors to Brandeis University have informed the school they will no longer give it money in retaliation for its decision last month to host former President Jimmy Carter, a strong critic of Israel. The donors have notified the school in writing of their decisions — and specified Carter as the reason, said Stuart Eizenstat, a former aide to Carter during his presidency and a current trustee of Brandeis, one of the nation’s premier Jewish institutions of higher learning.

Covering Mideast Wars At Columbia

02/25/2005
Associate Editor

For almost five months, Columbia University has been at the heart of the campus wars over just how the Middle East ought to be taught in universities where both students and professors are overtly political, in disagreement, and possessing more passion than the pristine objectivity to which academia aspires.

Reunion Row Redux

01/16/2008
Staff Writer
The Yeshivah of Flatbush refused to allow a gay alumnus to bring his partner to his 10th anniversary class reunion, which was held late last month, and the decision is spurring a wave of criticism from current and former students at the Brooklyn school. Classmates of the gay Flatbush graduate, who is now a doctor working at Brooklyn’s Maimonides hospital, were so upset by the school’s position that they started a Facebook group called "Open Reunions," which 269 people have joined in the dozen days since it was started.

In Her Father’s Footsteps

04/14/2000
Staff Writer
Given her upbringing, it’s not surprising that Estee Rosenberg, 34, and the mother of five, heads a center for women’s Torah study in Israel. Rosenberg’s parents are Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, rosh yeshiva, or dean, of Yeshivat Har Etzion, considered the Harvard of Israeli yeshivas, and Tova Lichtenstein, daughter of the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the spiritual father of Modern Orthodoxy, and a teacher in her own right.

Getting A Read On The Rambam

Special to the Jewish Week
10/16/2009

Maimonides scholarship is thriving. But there has always been a healthy interest in, and veneration of, the life and works of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon — in his Hebrew acronymic, “the Rambam.” Jewish philosopher, jurist and halachist nonpareil, physician, communal leader — Moses Maimonides looms larger than any other figure in Jewish intellectual, social, and religious history. 

Between A Hug And A Snub

08/03/2007
Associate Editor

When Noah Feldman, the new bete noir of Jewish life, arrives at Harvard next month for the start of classes, here’s how one Orthodox rabbi on campus will greet him: with a big hug.

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