As president of Yeshiva University, the largest Jewish university outside the State of Israel, and as a human being, I am
Unfurling her collapsible cane, Cynthia Groopman strides toward the door of her room. Once she's in the hallway, she feels around the lock with her fingers until she "sees" the slot for the key.
We share Rush Limbaugh's fantasy that one day Dan Price's decision to drastically cut his own pay will be written up as a case study for MBA students. The difference is that we hope that it will be taught as an example of visionary leadership in the face of seemingly impossible odds.
As the canary birds of history, Jews will pray this year not only for blessings for our people but for a world that we have all too clearly seen inevitably shares our fate.
No, says Haviva Ner-David, most known as the first woman to apply to Yeshiva University's rabbinic ordination program and ten years later to receive private Orthodox rabbinic ordination.
I thought it would be wonderful to be able to take a pill and suddenly become an analytical savant. I did not do this, but Eddie Morra in the intense drama Limitless does.
These young men -- with the professional training they have acquired, the intellectual rigor they possess, and the skills of leadership, counseling and community building they have gleaned -- stand to work with all Jews in shaping the community of tomorrow.
Despite the overall decline in Orthodox Judaism, Sominski has discovered a "thriving" community of young Jews in New York
To be sure, then notion of excellence in academic thought must remain central to the identity of the university. But academic excellence, however critically important to the process, only serves as half of the equation.
Scuba diving for tekhelet is not just a fortuitous metaphor from a long-ago conversation between office mates, but rather is a prototypical instance of the fruitful integration of disparate areas of experience.
Separately, a group calling itself The Coalition of Concerned Cardozo Alumni has called on former students to express their
It is, perhaps, more newsworthy to make all Orthodox Jews out to be stuck in an ancient tradition, as if every religious Jew is still wearing their zaidy's zaidy's Polish garb. It may be newsworthy, but it's not accurate, and it's not sound journalism.
The eruv vividly demonstrates the dynamism of Judaism through the Jews' steady re-interpretation and adaptation of their tradition in harmony with the world around them. Yeshiva University Museum is currently presenting an exhibition, "It's a Thin Line," on the topic.
Even as he became a Jewish icon, Koch never forgot that he was mayor of all New Yorkers, striving to expand access to affordable housing and jobs for African-Americans and other minorities.
"A lot of people are watching the Super Bowl and the halftime show can be a time of reflection and introspection," Brander
Instead of encouraging healthy relationships, this pressure often proves more destructive than productive. Our spiritual leaders needs to acquaint themselves with its real effects.
Chaim Levin chronicled the intense psychic duress that struggling to maintain a gay and Orthodox Jewish identity created for him. Subsequently, he was criticized in an op-ed in the Jewish Press.
While some Orthodox authorities are becoming more accepting of gays and lesbians, transgender issues remain taboo. Two years
How did a poorly-written, not-entirely-credible account of first-time guilt-ridden yeshiva sex ignite a firestorm of controversy that has dominated newspapers, blogs and Shabbat table conversation?