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YU Student Wins Wiesel Prize For Storm Essay

05/07/2013 - 20:00

 A Yeshiva University (YU) student writing on Hurricane Sandy won first place in the 2013 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics essay contest, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity announced. The contest has taken place since 1989.

Getting His Turn At Cardozo, Dershowitz Blasts Carter

Israel advocate says it was mistake to honor former president.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Monday afternoon was payback time for Alan Dershowitz at Cardozo Law School, the scene of a recent award by students to former President Jimmy Carter for conflict resolution.

Dershowitz: “I am hated” by Jews on the left and right for his Mideast views, the Israel advocate said with a sense of pride.

YU’s Schachter Criticized For Abuse Views

03/19/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical seminary, called for the creation of panels to evaluate the veracity of abuse claims before they are forwarded to the authorities.

YU Book Sale Benefits Sandy-Damaged Institutions

02/18/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Sometimes, generosity comes in waves.

After being told that his Oceanside, L.I., synagogue had won $10,000 in a Yeshiva University Facebook contest, beating out four other synagogues and a day school ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, Rabbi Jonathan Muskat decided to share his winnings with them.

“We felt so many communities also suffered that it was only right we share this act of chesed (kindness) with other communities that suffered damage as well,” he explained.

Seformim for Sandy: YU students donate proceeds from annual book sale to storm-damaged synagogues. Photo courtesy YU

New York Education Programs Receive $744,000 From Covenant Foundation

01/13/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Six New York programs will receive a total of $744,000 this year from the Covenant Foundation. The grants are among $1.2 million in grants the foundation, which seeks to “support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education,” approved last week.

Learning To Accept Our Ordinariness

01/09/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik

Needed: Independent Investigation On YU High School Scandal

12/23/2012 - 19:00

The media has reported serious accusations against two former employees of Yeshiva University’s High School (known as MTA), Rabbi Macy Gordon, a Talmud teacher, and Rabbi George Finkelstein, the principal. 

Tim Boxer At YU Convocation

12/20/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

As President Richard Joel bestowed honorary degrees at Yeshiva University’s 88th convocation last week at the Waldorf-Astoria, not a word was uttered about allegations of sexual abuse by two rabbis in the 1970s and ‘80s at its boys high school. That was the era of Rabbi Norman Lamm, the university’s third president.

In 2003 Joel succeeded Lamm who then became chancellor. Lamm, 84, was conspicuously absent from this convocation even though he participated every year.

Elie Wiesel Richard Joel and Jack Lew at the Yeshiva U. convocation. (Photo by Tim Boxer)

The Sins Of The Fathers

A sad day for YU, as scandal casts shadow on Rabbi Lamm's accomplished tenure.
12/13/2012 - 19:00

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.

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