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Determining The Movement's Parameters

Modern Orthodoxy is modern, but it is also Orthodox, writes a Yeshiva University professor.

03/23/2014 - 20:00

Steven Bayme, whose devotion to serving the Jewish community over a long career deserves the highest regard, has written an Opinion piece (“Modern Orthodoxy at the Crossroads,” The Jewish Week, March 7) that requires the attention of everyone concerned about the future of this critically important movement.

Zysman Hall at Yeshiva University. Wikimedia Commons

Modern Orthodoxy At A Crossroads

The movement tries both to preserve rabbinic authority and allow for intellectual freedom and the expression of diverse viewpoints.

03/03/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Thankfully, the recent controversy at Yeshiva University over a rabbinical student who had held a private “partnership minyan” in his home has been resolved satisfactorily, and hopefully without harm either to the student or to the critically important institution that he attends. Cooler heads, fortunately, have prevailed. Yet the fact of the controversy itself raises broader questions concerning the future directions of Modern Orthodoxy and its role within the American Jewish community.

Steven Bayme

Yeshiva U. Agrees To Ordain Student It Rebuked Over ‘Partnership Minyan’

03/01/2014 - 19:00

Yeshiva University said it will grant rabbinic ordination to a student after previously threatening to withhold it stemming from his having once hosted a so-called “partnership minyan.”

“An agreement has been reached and the student will be receiving Semikha,” Rabbi Yosef Blau, a senior counselor at Y.U.’s seminary, told the Forward in an email, referring to ordination.

Yeshiva University To Sell 10 Buildings Near Its Campus

Apartments, home to young Jewish couples, helped area revival.

02/27/2014 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Yeshiva University confirmed this week that it will soon sell 10 apartment houses in the immediate vicinity of its Washington Heights campus, helping to alleviate some of the school’s precarious financial situation, but at the same time threatening the Jewish character of the neighborhood.

The Latest From The Jewish Quad

Former British chief rabbi has new bully pulpit, URJ’s Hebrew curriculum goes digital, the state of the art of adult ed.

Staff Writer
01/14/2014 - 19:00

When he steps to the head of the class later this month at New York University and Yeshiva University, former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks likely won’t be shying away from controversy. At NYU, where he’ll teach a graduate-level course on “Jewish Leadership in a Secular Age,” and at YU, where his undergraduate course will focus on Judaism and political theory, he says he’ll hit some touchy issues — his argument that American society is better aligned with Jewish principles than Israeli society, and the “inward” turn of traditional Jews.

Former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

YU's Debt Downgraded To Junk Status

01/12/2014 - 19:00
Web Editor

Yeshiva University’s debt has again been downgraded by a ratings agency, this time to below investment grade, or junk status.

Scandal Of The Year

12/30/2013 - 19:00

It was a year of abundant scandal in the Jewish communal world, with institutions ranging from the Claims Conference ($57 million phony claims scam), Yeshiva University (sexual abuse charges) and even the 92nd Y (top administrators involved in a kickback scheme) forced into damage control by the conduct of top administrators. But none was as shocking as the sudden firing of William Rapfogel as CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. For more than two decades his was the face of crisis and compassion, that familiar grin emanating from news stories about a perpetual “perfect storm” of increased demand for services and diminished resources.

The Maccabeats: "Burn"

The 2013 Maccabeats Chanukah Video, "Burn," originally performed by Ellie Goulding.

YU In Debt, Says Current Financial Structure Not Sustainable

President Richard Joel says ‘everything is on the table.’

11/25/2013 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

Yeshiva University is on the financial ropes, struggling to meet payroll.

President Richard Joel sent out a letter last week alerting the YU community that the Modern Orthodox institution’s financial situation is dire and in need of immediate support. On Monday a special board meeting was held to discuss steps that need to be taken in the short term.

Joel: YU “under greater siege” than other universities in these tough economic times.

Yeshiva U. Has ‘Substantial Deficits,’ President Richard Joel Tells Staff

11/20/2013 - 19:00

NEW YORK  — Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.”
In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient.

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