At Schneier Program Event, Experts Weigh in on Future of U.S.-Israel Relations

Published: March-28-2016       Author: David Mehl

On March 7, Yeshiva University’s Schneier Program for International Affairs brought together three distinguished experts on American-Israeli relations for a symposium on the topic of “The U.S.-Israeli Partnership: What Is It? Where Is It Going?” The event began with the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner, Hatikva, and a prayer for the state of Israel, led by Cantor Joseph Malovany. When the singing and numerous introductions concluded, the panel discussion commenced. Leading the discussion as moderator was Dr. Bernard Firestone, Dean... Read more

Student vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game Returns After 14 Year Hiatus

Published: March-28-2016       Author: Elie Lipnik

Ever wanted to see your professors, Rabbis or your favorite staff member shoot hoops or run laps around the gym? Well, you finally have your chance. On March 31st at 8 PM the Office of Student Life (OSL) will be hosting a student vs. faculty basketball game that is sure to attract students from around campus. For the first time since 2002, faculty and Rebbeim from Yeshiva College, Sy Syms School of Business and the Undergraduate Torah Studies program, along... Read more

The Meaning of Sarachek

Published: March-28-2016       Author: Aaron Szydlo

What is Sarachek? It is an annual basketball tournament that takes place in March; bringing Jewish high schools from all over the country to Yeshiva University from Thursday through Monday.  Excitement roars throughout the country as the tournament approaches, and this year had much to be excited about. When the tournament began Thursday March 10, angst and jitters filled the stomachs of the players. JJ Zakheim, a junior guard from Frisch said, “Playing in front of all the people is... Read more

News Briefs

Published: March-28-2016       Author: News Staff

Yeshiva Representatives Nominated for Activists of the Year Award at AIPAC Policy Conference A delegation of around 35 YU students attended the Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. March 20 – 22. Among the YU representatives were several student leaders, including Noam Safier, President of Yeshiva Student Union, Rachel Rolnick, President of Stern College for Women Student Council, and Talia Molotsky, President of Torah Activities Council. Yeshiva University was one of eight schools nominated... Read more

Preparations for Purim include Chesed, Laughter

Published: March-28-2016       Author: Elliot Heller

Students turned up in droves this past purim to help spread the purim joy to those less fortunate. iGive coordinated their annual “Simcha Deliveries on Purim,” a mishloach manot preparation and delivery event. Two nights before Purim, approximately 30 student volunteered to assemble food packages and make decorative cards for senior citizens. On Purim day, about 100 student volunteers delivered the packages were delivered to local nursing homes and hospital following a special megilla reading and breakfast. Music Vs., TheEruv,... Read more

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Local Leaders and YU Denounce Anti-Semitism and Unite in Response to Incident at Local Dunkin Donuts

Published: March-03-2016       Author: Commentator Staff

In response to the anti-semitic conduct earlier this week directed at two Yeshiva University students, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat convened a press conference this afternoon in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on the corner of West 185th St and Audubon Ave in order to denounce hate. Senator Espaillat was joined by City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, other elected officials, community leaders, YU leaders and local residents in uniting against hate of any kind. Representing YU were Vice President for... Read more

Core Curriculum Rethought: Yeshiva College Announces Changes to Required Courses

Published: February-29-2016       Author: Benjamin Koslowe

The Yeshiva College Core program has officially been revised. Voted upon by the Yeshiva College faculty just two weeks ago, the changes affect both the Jewish Studies requirements and the general college requirements. There are three major changes, as well as a few other re-evaluations and adjustments. The first major change regards the number of required Bible courses for Yeshiva College students. As Dean Fred Sugarman informed by email last December, the Bible department “eliminated the fourth BIB requirement going... Read more

New Eizenshtein Bakery Looks to Take the Cake

Published: February-28-2016       Author: David Rubinstein

Buying trendy baked goods will soon be easy as apple pie for residents of the Wilf Campus, since Eizenshtein Bakery, set to welcome its first storefront clients within a week, is located less than 100 feet from the Morgenstern Residence Hall on Amsterdam Avenue between 186th and 187th Streets. That block already has three kosher restaurants and a kosher food store. Eizenshtein Bakery will sell a range of pareve (non-dairy, non-meat) baked goods, including challahs, cakes, and the upscale French... Read more

Jacob Hecht Pre-Law Society Picks up Steam in Spring Semester

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Eitan Lipsky

It’s that time of year again. No, not midterm season. It’s the time when the Jacob Hecht Pre-Law programming kicks into full gear. On Thursday night, February 11th, the Pre-Law Society hosted the first event it organized of the semester on the Wilf Campus, featuring a panel of three recent YU graduates currently in their first year of law school. In front of a large crowd of over 40 students, the panel, consisting of Columbia Law’s Daniel Klein, NYU Law’s... Read more

YUNMUN XXVI–Another Success in the Books

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Elie Lipnik

On Sunday, February 21st, 2016, over 450 students from 45 cities across North America and around the globe entered the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center to participate in Yeshiva University’s 26th National Model United Nations. YUNMUN is a YU student-led conference in which students from Yeshiva high schools worldwide engage in global issues outside the classroom, learning the importance of diplomacy and collaboration. For three days students learned the value of taking on a new perspective by representing and... Read more

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