Yeshiva University

YU President Richard Joel To Step Down

Cites age and years of service to the school -- 13 -- as reasons behind the decision.

09/09/2015 - 20:00

Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva University, announced that he will step down at the end of his term.

Richard Joel. JTA

YU Rabbi Questions Women’s Talmud Study

Though the institution takes pride in its women’s programs, Mordechai Willig calls for re-evaluation

08/18/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In what was thought to be a battle already won, Rabbi Mordechai Willig, an influential scholar at Yeshiva University, is questioning the widespread practice of women learning Talmud, a program that YU has expanded with pride in recent years.

Participants in YU’s Graduate Program for Advanced Torah Study represent the school’s commitment to educating women.

The Rowing Joke

07/07/2015 - 20:00

As a former university rower, I read with delight about the growing popularity of the sport in Israel (“Israeli Rowers Make History,” July 3). It may even mean that the legendary joke about the Jewish rowing team (and perhaps, by extension, the Jewish people) may now have to be archived.

Acapella Underdogs Score Big Hit

The 'other' Yeshiva University acapella group gains success with new YouTube video.

06/28/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Swarms of crowds hurriedly shuffle amidst the bright lights of Times Square. Energetic young children bounce up and down and wave their hands rapidly as if answering an urgent question in class. And, in between it all, a group of 11 college-age, kippa-clad young men in crisp white shirts and matching pink ties belt out a rendition of the Gad Elbaz hit, “Hashem Melech.”

The Ystuds perform “Hashem Melech” in Times Square. Courtesy of Ystuds

Mikvahs, Saunas And The Role of Leadership

06/16/2015 - 20:00

Daniel Kahneman, in his book, “Thinking Fast and Slow,” pointed out that self-control requires attentiveness and determination. Most individuals, however, react promptly, even impulsively without taking the time to perform a clear analysis.  Decisions made in haste are often made according to cognitive delusions we all have, two of them are among the most prominent: The Halo Effect and Cognitive Dissonance.

Quintuple Simcha At YU

05/11/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A tradition at Yeshiva University that is more than a half-century old continues this Sunday — the graduation of members of the extended Schreiber family.

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YU: The Iron Dome Of Jewish Leadership

Ambassador Danny Ayalon says the quality of the school's students have soothed his fears for the future.

03/26/2015 - 20:00

In 2003, while still serving as the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, I was privileged to attend the investiture ceremony of Richard Joel as president of Yeshiva University.  Since then, I have served as co-chairman of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, and a member of the Israeli Knesset.  Ten years ago, I would never have imagined that I would one day return to YU to join President Joel and the university’s illustrious faculty as the Rennert Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy Studies, a title of which I am most proud.

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Y.U. To Merge Stern, Yeshiva Colleges Faculties

Move will enable more diverse course offerings, says president of struggling university.

03/18/2015 - 20:00

Yeshiva University announced plans to merge the faculty of its two undergraduate schools, Yeshiva College and Stern College.

Stern College. Via

YU Faculty Votes 'No Confidence' In President Joel

Yeshiva University faculty and students take unprecedented step to call attention to school's "refusal to take responsibility" for financial woes.

03/14/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In an unprecedented move based on deep concern over their jobs, the faculty of Yeshiva College at Yeshiva University produced an overwhelming vote of “no confidence” in the University’s president, Richard Joel.

Faculty votes "no confidence" in university president, Richard Joel. Wikipedia Commons

Yeshiva University, Montefiore Merge Back On

Will YU finally be relieved of its financial woes?

02/03/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The on-again, off-again merger between the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Montefiore Health System is back on, according to statements released yesterday.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Wikipedia Commons
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