Ben Shapiro Bashes the Left, Ignites Political Conversation on Campus

Published: December-07-2016       Author: Noam Feifel

Thunderous applause and a standing ovation welcomed conservative public speaker Ben Shapiro to the Wilf Campus’s Lamport Auditorium Monday night for a student-run event that garnered a level of attention and scrutiny some have deemed historic for Yeshiva University. Invited by YU’s College Republicans Club, the political commentator, author, attorney, and talk show host addressed a variety of contemporary societal issues in America. Shapiro drew a huge crowd, as around 700 students, alumni, and administrators filled Lamport Auditorium, buzzing with anticipation... Read more

RAFT Hosts Rabbi Klapper and Prof. Rynhold Discussion on Jewish Law and Morality

Published: November-30-2016       Author: Eric Shalmon

On Monday, November 28th, RAFT (Religious Approaches to Faith and Theology) hosted a discussion between Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, Dean of the Center for Modern Torah Leadership, and Dr. Daniel Rynhold, Associate Professor in Modern Jewish Philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. The speakers proposed practical modes of dealing with the challenges in faith that may arise when Jewish law collides with an individual’s moral compass. Rabbi Klapper presented eight methods for dealing with a situation in... Read more

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman Elected President of YU

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Doron Levine

On November 15, the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees voted to elect Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman to succeed Richard Joel as Yeshiva University’s president. Rabbi Dr. Berman will become YU’s fifth president, joining the ranks of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel, Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, and Mr. Richard Joel. The vote took place during the afternoon of the 15th in the Gottesman Board Room on the fifth floor of the YU Beren Campus building located at 215... Read more

New Minyan, Coffee and Tea, and Free Meals: Shabbat at Wilf Gets a Makeover

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Elliot Heller

The 2016-2017 school year is well underway, and several changes to the Shabbat programming on the Wilf campus are as well. Members of the SOY student council (Student Organization of Yeshiva, the body in charge of religious activities on campus) are hoping that new initiatives, as well as some minor tweaks to existing programming, will cause the familiar question “Are you in for shabbos?” to be answered with a confident “Yes!” . In addition to the previously existing Shabbat morning... Read more

Yeshiva University to Begin Fellowship Mentorship Program

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Yitzchak Fried

The Dean’s office has announced an exciting new mentorship program, designed to help students apply to fellowships abroad. The program will target strong students in sophomore and junior year, with the aim of cultivating their awareness of academic possibilities beyond the sometimes cloistered walls of the YU campus. In a recent letter to faculty, Dean Jacobson recruited professors to identify “YU undergraduates who would be strong candidates for external fellowships”. The letter directed faculty to seek out students with a... Read more

More YU Real Estate Sold, But This Time, Properties Will Stay within the Family

Published: November-27-2016       Author: David Rubinstein

Yeshiva University sold the Alabama Residence, a student housing building near Cardozo’s campus, earlier this month. Collegium Capital, a real estate firm specializing in student housing, bought the property for $58 million together with other New York-based real estate firms. Collegium Capital is a subsidiary of Pebb Capital, whose managing director, Todd Rosenberg, received a J.D. from Cardozo. This transaction is in discord with a statement made in March 2015 by the managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, the firm... Read more

Hisoriri: Enhancing Shabbat for YU Students and Diverse Communities

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Josh Blicker

Many small Jewish communities struggle to run lively, engaging services for all of their congregants. Enters Hisoriri, an organization started by RIETS student Dov Winston. Hisoriri sends Orthodox college students, from YU and other institutions, to enhance the religious community experience for those who live in smaller to medium sized Jewish communities by running programming for Yamim Tovim (Jewish festivals) and Shabbatot throughout the year. Student Hisoriri participants run a number of educational and recreational programs specifically designed for a... Read more

New Shabbat Programming Database Aims to Better Determine Students’ Wants

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Elliot Heller

The Office of Undergraduate Housing and Residence Life is doing its part to enhance Shabbat on campus. Through a new data-driven initiative called ‘Shabbat Report’, the administration hopes to better determine which parts of Shabbat programming students like more than others. The office hopes that the database, which tracks everything from attendance and event type (tisch, panel, etc) to more nuanced factors, like the weather that day and the type of food that was served, will them be able to... Read more

Growing Hospitality and Management Club Expands Annual Visits

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Aaron Szydlo

Have you ever seen a hotel or restaurant and wondered what goes on besides making the food? If this sounds familiar, then the Hospitality and Management Club is the place for you. The club aims to meet with the management of restaurants and hotels and to get a behind the scene look into their daily operations. Yosef Kerendian (Sy Syms, ‘19), a board member for the club exclaimed, “there is great triumph in understanding the behind-the-scenes of a world class... Read more

Winter Sports Season Commences for YU Teams

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Ilan Atri

Many would say that the most exciting extra curricular activities our University has to offer are sports. With the temperature dropping and the wind speeding up, winter sports season is upon us! With the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Soccer seasons coming to an end, we turn to basketball and fencing to fill the excitement void our YU Macs fanatics are craving. All four teams have already started competition this season. Our beloved fencing team showed a lot of... Read more

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