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Brookdale Menorah Lighting for Chanukah

Beren Campus Lights up 34th Street

January 3, 2017 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Empire State building wasn’t the only thing spreading holiday cheer on 34th Street this year. On Monday, December 26th, the Brookdale Residence Hall of the Beren Campus lit up the night with a window Menorah. Every other year, the Beren Campus Housing office organizes the residents of the building to light up their windows to make a building-sized Menorah – the biggest and brightest in all of Midtown Manhattan. Utilizing garbage bags to block out the light in some... Read more

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From the President’s Desk: YSU — Chanukah: A Time for Reflection

December 18, 2016 7:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

More and more over my past few years here at Yeshiva University, I have noticed the various message boards across all social media platforms that pertain to Yeshiva University. Most of the posts that I notice are complaints. People are complaining about how something is wrong with YU, or how our school has no money, or how the administration does not care about the school. These are statements that, besides not being true, have no basis behind them. The only... Read more

YU Hosts Full Schedule of Chanukah Events

February 9, 2015 6:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Darren May Once again, Chanukah on the Yeshiva University Wilf Campus was an exciting place to be. Many different events were held during the eight-day holiday, almost all involving some sort of combination of Torah, music, and doughnuts, a perfect mix. Among those events were a Chanukah concert featuring Benny Friedman, Shlock Rock, and Nissim Black and a Chanukah Chagiga. There was also a Yeshiva-wide Shacharit on the last day of Chanukah, followed by a free breakfast for all... Read more

YU Hosts Full Schedule of Chanukah Events

February 5, 2015 5:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Once again, Chanukah on the Yeshiva University Wilf Campus was an exciting place to be. Many different events were held during the eight-day holiday, almost all involving some sort of combination of Torah, music, and doughnuts, a perfect mix. Among those events were a Chanukah concert featuring Benny Friedman, Shlock Rock, and Nissim Black and a Chanukah Chagiga. There was also a Yeshiva-wide Shacharit on the last day of Chanukah, followed by a free breakfast for all students. All of... Read more

Chanukah Concert 2014: A Recap

January 24, 2015 7:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A few weeks ago, on December 18th, on the third night of Chanukah, the annual YU Chanukah Concert took place in in its usual location, the Lamport Auditorium. Buses were provided from Lexington Avenue at the Stern campus to accommodate those coming from midtown Manhattan. Tickets were available for purchase for as low as $10 at one point, while some students were able to win free tickets through various raffles run by the Office of Student Life. Still, the biggest... Read more

Sensitivity to the World Around Us

January 22, 2015 12:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Editor’s note: This is a transcription of a talk given in the Glueck Beit Midrash on December 17, 2014 by Rabbi Jeremy Wieder, Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and professor of Bible at Yeshiva College. This is the original text of the talk, with minor edits by Daniel Shlian. It is presented here in order to share Rabbi Wieder’s words with the greater public. We encourage our readers to leave respectful and thoughtful comments or to... Read more

News Briefs

December 12, 2014 3:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

YU Apps Win Awards Continuing its trend of prominence in the world of academic mobile applications, YU recently won prestigious awards from the University and College Designers Association (UCDA) for excellence in mobile apps. Chosen from over 1,100 entries, YU’s “This is Yeshiva University” app and “Cardozo Life” app won two out of the four awards in the competition’s mobile apps category. Designed specifically for iPad, “This is Yeshiva University” offers interactive maps of YU’s various campuses, video and photo... Read more