Touro College

‘Halacha Is Not Only About Kashrut And Shabbat’

Touro tries to bridge disconnect between Jewish law and professional ethics.

Staff Writer
01/13/2016 (All day)

The recent corruption convictions of two prominent Orthodox Jewish leaders here — former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver and William Rapfogel, former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty — highlight the disconnect between ethics learned in the classroom and that which is practiced in the real world.

Rabbi Sokol with students on the Touro campus.

Jewish Comfort School

With Jewish holidays off, kosher cafeteria and daily minyan, New York Medical College increasingly attracting observant students.

04/20/2015 - 20:00
Westchester Correspondent

Medical school is difficult enough. For observant Jewish students who have to balance their religious obligations with their academic responsibilities, the pressures can be especially intense.

N.Y. Medical College CEO Dr. Edward Halperin, right, with students at recent event. Merri Rosenberg/JW

The Touro Advisor

How to Communicate Effectively During the Passover Seder and After

By Dean Steven Huberman and Professor Elhanan Marvit

Touro College Sues State Agency Over Sabbath Elevator For Students

06/27/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

When Touro College bought a building on the Upper West Side in 2008 to provide housing for students from its Lander College for Women, it replaced the building’s two aging elevators and asked for state approval to make one of them a Shabbat elevator.

A total of 43 of the 82 apartments in the building at 10-32 West 65th St. were to be used by the school’s Sabbath observant students. The elevator would stop at every floor from sundown Friday until Saturday night, thus allowing students to use it without violating Jewish law that prohibits pushing an elevator button on the Sabbath.

Students at Lander College for Women occupy more than half the apartments at a nearby building. Wikipedia commons

Search Underway For Missing Touro College Student

09/03/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Police in Brooklyn and Englewood, N.J., are conducting a search for Caroline Starkman, an 18-year-old Englewood resident who has been missing since spending Shabbat in Brooklyn, over the July 4 weekend.

Her family has offered a $500 reward for information leading to her safe return, and her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, has offered an additional $10,000 reward.

‘Durban,’ Delegitimization Seen Linked

Conference here draws parallels between anti-Israel activity and Palestinians’ statehood bid.
10/02/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Palestinians are well on their way to successfully delegitimizing Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, but the campaign may morph into the delegitimization of Israel itself, warned Middle East expert Shai Feldman.

“There are others competing with them in the way [the issue] gets framed who will say it is about Israel itself,” said Feldman, director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.

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