All Posts: yeshivish

Let’s Define Our Terms: Are We Really Yeshivish?

May 9, 2016 7:42 pm Published by 2 Comments

I don’t seek in this article to argue whether one should or shouldn’t be pro yeshiva-style events. I seek to define terms. Only once we define our terms can we decide what we are and aren’t for. Over the past month or so, time and time again, YP students in YU who generally are more into a “yeshiva style atmosphere” have been defined as “yeshivish.” No doubt, some students in YU are yeshivish. However the conversations which led to these descriptions... Read more

Why The Mazer Yeshiva Program Can’t Afford to Be Lakewood

December 27, 2015 10:55 pm Published by 6 Comments

It’s 9:23 am on a typical Monday morning. A student – let’s call him Moshe – in the Mazer Yeshiva Program trudges into the Glueck Beit Midrash (study hall), coffee in his hand and a dire need for coffee in his eyes. He sits down across from his chavruta (study partner), opens his Gemara Sanhedrin (book of Talmud about the judicial system), and begins to learn. 11:57 am. Moshe finishes studying the sources prepared by his Rebbe, closes his Gemara,... Read more