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Alvin Schiff, Jewish Education Pioneer, Dies

Alvin Schiff, a pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, died of unknown causes, Yeshiva University announced Monday. He was in his mid-80s. He...

The True Character of Great Leaders

"Yeshiva University is not only an institution. It is a faith, a vision, a dream, a destiny. It has been my faith, my vision, my dream, and my destiny."

Norman Lamm Quits Yeshiva University

Rabbi Norman Lamm became president of Yeshiva U. in 1976 , helped save it from bankruptcy and raised its academic standing, At 85, he admits he must do tshvuah over a sex abuse scandal and is retiring.

Rav Soloveitchik’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality

What Rav Soloveitchik said in 1974 is truer than ever: normative Judaism is on the defensive in the modern world.

Yet Another Jewish Org Poised to Honor a BDS Enthusiast (video)

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center are giving an award at their gala to Mandy Patinkin, an American Jewish celebrity who supports economic warfare against Jews living and working in Judea and Samaria.

4 Major American Jewish Orgs Rebuke Cardozo Over Carter Award

Four major American Jewish organizations publicly expressed disgust over the choice to honor Jimmy Carter by a journal of Cardozo School of Law.

Dershowitz: I Challenge Carter to Human Rights Debate at Cardozo

I will come, at my own expense, to debate Jimmy Carter on Carter's own human rights record. If Cardozo will have me, I will come and provide the students, the administration and anyone else that is interested, with a first rate debate about the meaning of human rights and they can decide whether what Jimmy Carter has done, constitutes human rights or human wrongs.

YU’s Law School to Honor Jimmy Carter for ‘Conflict Resolution’

The Coalition of Concerned Cardozo Alumni, however, looked at Carter's "lifetime of work" and rather than see something worthy of an award, they saw a record of slandering Israel.

YU Must Do the Right Thing

Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.

YU Crashes Super Bowl with Its Own Halftime Show

Last February, close to 3,000 people tuned in to watch YU's first-ever Torah Halftime Show.

What Is Sexual Abuse?

Should a university be sued because their officials at that time misread those events as relatively harmless?

Orthodox Matchmaking Needs Huge Fixing

My own experiences within the shidduch system has caused me to question it considerably.

A Kaliver Example for the Torah World

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of Hashkafic politics we could all be interested teaching Torah L’shma to anyone, anywhere without any Hashkafic pre-conditions?

On Foreign Policy, Zionist Students Fear Romney Less

On university campuses, students have for the most part remained stalwart supporters of their original candidate, and the debates have merely informed and educated student voters. Still, it appears that many Zionist students are unforgiving of President Obama’s foreign policies, and demand that immediate action be taken in attending to Iran’s nuclear program.

Zionist U.S. College Students Are Favoring Romney

For Zionist students, foreign policy, and particularly the candidates’ positions on Israel and the Middle East, play a pivotal role when choosing their candidate. For many of these students, Israel is ultimately the deciding factor in determining for which candidate they will cast their vote.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik to Offer Opening Invocation at Republican Convention

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik is scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention. “It is an extraordinary privilege to deliver an invocation at...

Merging the Orthodox Streams

Imagine a Moetzes that included a broader spectrum of rabbinic leaders. And a population of educated Jews that can make a decent living in all fields – including the field of Torah study.

YU’s Halpert: Molding Men Through Coaching

Yeshiva University men’s basketball coach Jonathan Halpert now has his signature on the school’s men’s basketball court. The Coach Jonathan Halpert Scholarship Fund, an...

Bronx Girl Wins National Bible Contest, Passaic Boy Scores Perfect

Shalhevet Schwartz, a 14 year old girl from Riverdale, Bronx, was one of only two girls to compete in her division of the National Bible Contest held last Sunday at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. Despite appearances, the freshman at SAR High School exhibited sufficient bible knowledge to win, and be eligible to participate in the world championships in Jerusalem, the “Chidon HaTanach”, held every year on Israel’s Independence Day.

Book Review on The Megillah: Majesty and Mystery

Rabbi Norman Lamm wrote and preserved the hundreds of eloquent and inspiring sermons he had delivered as a pulpit rabbi in Manhattan for 25 years prior to becoming president of Yeshiva University,

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