Yeshiva University

Long-serving YU Prof Succumbs At 104

Rabbi Gerson Yankelewitz remembered as ‘true giant’; studied with fabled leaders of old world Jewry.

08/25/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Meir Goodman, a sophomore at Yeshiva University last year, took part every weekday in an elective one-on-one chavruta study session about the Talmud’s Shabbos tractate. He and his partner would sit across from each other at a desk in a small office for an hour, their Gemaras open in front of them.

Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz continued his daily teaching schedule through the spring semester. Courtesy of YU

Joe At YU: Steer Students Toward Public Service

08/05/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Two years after he ended four decades as an elected official, and a year after he co-taught a course at the Columbia University Law School about the role of Congress in American foreign policy, Joseph Lieberman is adding another entry to his post-Senate resume.

Joe Lieberman trading Washington for Washington Heights. Getty Images

Yitz Greenberg’s Impact

At a conference, scholars rejoice in a rabbi's achievements and wonder why his vision failed to take hold.

07/14/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The scene was Yarnton Manor, an estate outside Oxford and home to the British University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Professors Adam Ferziger of Bar-Ilan University and Miri Freud-Kandel of Oxford recently convened 16 scholars from the U.S., Israel, and the U.K. for the Centre’s inaugural Oxford Summer Institute in Modern and Contemporary Judaism to assess the work of Dr. Yitz Greenberg, the rabbi, scholar and teacher, and his impact on Modern Orthodoxy.

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UJA Holds Its First LGBTQ Conference

06/25/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

“I’ve turned gray waiting for UJA to make this conference,” said Shelly Weiss, a longtime LGBTQ activist. She was referring to UJA-Federation of New York’s first-ever conference focused on the Jewish gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community, which took place last month at the charity’s headquarters on East 59th Street.

This UJA logo reflects its enhanced focus on the LGBTQ community. Courtesy of UJA-Fed NY

Montefiore Takes Over Operations At YU’s Medical School

Move comes as cash-strapped university struggles to regain financial footing.

06/02/2014 - 20:00
Web Editor

The Montefiore Health System is assuming operational control of Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Part of the Einstein School of Medicine campus in the Bronx. Wikimedia Commons

Appreciating YU’s Value

04/23/2014 - 20:00

The recent Chag HaSemicha (holiday of ordination) in Washington Heights, with 230 rabbinic graduates of Yeshiva University (classes 2011-14) taking center stage, was a much-needed shot in the arm for an embattled institution, and a reminder of its vitality and importance in the American Jewish community.

Moody’s: Yeshiva U. Could Run Out Of Unrestricted Cash In 2015

03/25/2014 - 20:00

Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

Not What He Meant

Rabbi Avi Weiss' recent essay distorts the Rav's position on centralized rabbinic authority.

03/25/2014 - 20:00

In his essay opposing central religious authority (“In the Legacy of the Rav,” Opinion, March 14), Rabbi Avi Weiss misuses the fact that the revered Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik would occasionally ask young rabbis who came to him, “What do you think?”

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Wikimedia Commons

Yeshiva University's Day Of Celebration

03/24/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

On the streets of Washington Heights and inside the Nathan Lamport Auditorium on the Yeshiva University campus, the YU community on Sunday marked the largest number of rabbis it has ever ordained on one day.

Courtesy of Yeshiva University
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