Yeshiva University

The Sins Of The Fathers

A sad day for YU, as scandal casts shadow on Rabbi Lamm's accomplished tenure.

12/14/2012

Reading The Forward’s thorough article about alleged sexual abuses against a former Judaic teacher and a principal at MTA, the Yeshiva University Boy’s High School, in the 1970s and 1980s, I felt profound sadness on many levels.

YU President Calls Abuse Allegations 'Reprehensible'

12/14/2012

The president of Yeshiva University said the school had a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual abuse and harassment following a lengthy investigation of past abuse allegations in the Forward.

President Richard Joel issued a statement Thursday following the publication of an article in the Forward newspaper which investigated claims, most of them more than two decades old, that two rabbis at the university's high school for boys were known for acts of inappropriate and sexual contact with students.

Richard Joel: Encourages calls about abuse to hotline.

YU Warned By Accreditation Agency

12/05/2012

Yeshiva University, the Orthodox community’s flagship institution, has received a warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy, according to a disclosure the university made, as required by its accreditation agency.

In order to take advantage of federal grants and loans, colleges must be accredited by agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

New App Brings The Aleph Bet To The iPad

Application helps children identify and match Hebrew letters and practice writing in script and block letters.

12/03/2012
Associate Editor

Would you prefer your preschool-age child do less “Angry Birds” and more “Aleph Bet?"

A new app creates opportunities to teach the aleph bet on the go. Photo via notaboxmedialab.com

Hamas Doesn't Faze U.S. Students

My assignment this week was straight-forward and predictable: with hostilities heating up in Israel, with Hamas missiles from Gaza starting to aim at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, with tens of thousands of reserve soldiers being called into active service, with Israel standing on the brink of war, I was to look into the situation of the thousands of teenage students from the States who are spending their gap year learning in Israeli yeshivot (the boys) and seminaries (the girls).

Missiles rain down, but U.S. students in Israel are staying put despite the conflict with Hamas. Getty Images

A Matchmaker Named Sandy

With Stern students evacuated uptown, Yeshiva University enjoyed a brief taste of co-ed life.

11/06/2012
Editorial Intern

A female student helping herself to dinner in the Yeshiva University cafeteria usually stands out like plant life on Mars. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the resulting influx of 200 Stern College women onto the men’s Washington Heights campus, the usual monotonous cafeteria scene was transformed.

Men and women, equally represented, stood together in lines and sat together at lunch tables, chatting, laughing and enjoying the co-ed hiatus.

Stern girls and YU guys in the lounge. Mordechai Tiefenbrunn

A Matchmaker Named Sandy

With Stern students evacuated uptown, Yeshiva University enjoyed a brief taste of co-ed life.

11/02/2012
Editorial Intern

A female student helping herself to dinner in the Yeshiva University cafeteria usually stands out like plant life on Mars. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the resulting influx of 200 Stern College women onto the men’s Washington Heights campus, the usual monotonous cafeteria scene was transformed. Men and women, equally represented, stood together in lines and sat together at lunch tables, chatting, laughing and enjoying the co-ed hiatus.

What's wrong with this picture? In the Heights Lounge at YU, Stern girls and YU guys mixed it up, courtesy of Sandy.

Two Paths On Encountering ‘The Other’

08/28/2012
Editorial

Two rabbis affiliated with Yeshiva University are in the news this week, one delivering the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention in Tampa that will send a devout Mormon and devout Catholic off on the campaign trail, and the other criticized for expressing views that appear to be unaware or dismissive of the major positive changes toward Judaism within the Catholic Church of recent decades.

Nurturing Rabbis To Pursue Activism

Rabbis for Human Rights launches summer social-justice fellowship for diverse group of seminarians.

07/24/2012
Staff Writer

Knocking on strangers’ doors is never easy. That’s especially true when the knocker, a young cantor, finds her Hebrew getting tangled up with her Spanish. Which in turn makes it harder to persuade public housing residents — already weary of theft in their hallways and police at their peepholes — to open up.

Elana Rosen-Brown, a Reform rabbinical student, is spending much of her summer knocking on doors in East Harlem,michael datikash
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