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Builders of the Jewish People

Richard Joel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education
Richard Joel

These young men -- with the professional training they have acquired, the intellectual rigor they possess, and the skills of leadership, counseling and community building they have gleaned -- stand to work with all Jews in shaping the community of tomorrow.

Taboo Topics Get Talked About In 'Jews Of New York' Photos

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion

"Imperfection is beauty." This statement, expressed by Yeshiva University student Dasha Sominski, is an underlying theme in Steve Rosenfield's phot...

A University's Soul

Richard Joel | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Richard Joel

To be sure, then notion of excellence in academic thought must remain central to the identity of the university. But academic excellence, however critically important to the process, only serves as half of the equation.

Scuba: In Search of the Sacred

Baruch Sterman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Baruch Sterman, Ph.D.

Scuba diving for tekhelet is not just a fortuitous metaphor from a long-ago conversation between office mates, but rather is a prototypical instance of the fruitful integration of disparate areas of experience.

Jewish Alumni Enraged Over Peace Honor For Former President

The Jewish Daily Forward | Paul Berger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Religion

By Paul Berger The Forward Enraged alumni have threatened to physically block Jimmy Carter from entering Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of ...

The Many Hats Of Orthodox Judaism

Simi Lichtman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion
Simi Lichtman

It is, perhaps, more newsworthy to make all Orthodox Jews out to be stuck in an ancient tradition, as if every religious Jew is still wearing their zaidy's zaidy's Polish garb. It may be newsworthy, but it's not accurate, and it's not sound journalism.

LOOK: The (Nearly) Invisible Borders That Define Religious Jewish Life

Zachary Paul Levine | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Zachary Paul Levine

The eruv vividly demonstrates the dynamism of Judaism through the Jews' steady re-interpretation and adaptation of their tradition in harmony with the world around them. Yeshiva University Museum is currently presenting an exhibition, "It's a Thin Line," on the topic.

Ed Koch: A Inspiration For Black-Jewish Relations

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

Even as he became a Jewish icon, Koch never forgot that he was mayor of all New Yorkers, striving to expand access to affordable housing and jobs for African-Americans and other minorities.

At Halftime, A Religious Alternative To Beyonce

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Super Bowl halftime shows often burn more vivid images into the American conscience than the most-watched football game of the year, and can cla...

The High Pressure World Of Orthodox Dating

Aryeh Younger | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Aryeh Younger

Instead of encouraging healthy relationships, this pressure often proves more destructive than productive. Our spiritual leaders needs to acquaint themselves with its real effects.

WATCH: Can Jews Pray The Gay Away? The Case Of Chaim Levin

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Chaim Levin chronicled the intense psychic duress that struggling to maintain a gay and Orthodox Jewish identity created for him. Subsequently, he was criticized in an op-ed in the Jewish Press.

Jewish And Transgender: Follow The Words Of Hillel

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion
Leora Tanenbaum

On the face of it, "Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders" (just out from University of Wisconsin Press) is the story of how Jay ...

Hook Up vs. Shut Up: Yeshiva University’s Sex Story Controversy

Shira Dicker | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Shira Dicker

How did a poorly-written, not-entirely-credible account of first-time guilt-ridden yeshiva sex ignite a firestorm of controversy that has dominated newspapers, blogs and Shabbat table conversation?

Yeshiva University Stunned By Tale Of A Tryst

nytimes.com | SHARON OTTERMAN | Posted 02.11.2012 | College

It all started with a provocative, anonymous essay about premarital sex published by an online student newspaper on Monday, the kind of first-person t...

Astoria Characters: The Sister to the World's Women

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Maureen McGowan is the director of Handcrafting Justice, a Sisters of Good Shepherd project that sells handmade goods made by impoverished women in the developing world. This is no mom-and-pop charity.

The Top 10 Colleges That Lead To Grad School

Posted 10.14.2011 | College

Planning on going to graduate school after college? US News and World Report recently compiled a list of the 10 colleges with the highest percentage ...

WATCH: Hannukah's NEWEST Pop Hit?

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It's not your mother's dreidel song. A singing group from Yeshiva University has a Hanukkah hit on their hands. The Maccabeats' "Can...

Dreidelpalooza! Yeshiva University Students Attempt To Break World Record [UPDATE]

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Oh, dreidel dreidel! More than 500 Yeshiva University students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spun simultaneous...

Christie Brinkley Hosts Carnival In Bridgehampton

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Christie Brinkley hosted the 21st Annual Einstein Family Day yesterday in Bridgehampton. The "Wild Wild West" themed carnival was sponsored by Marq...

Social Justice and Orthodox Judaism

Tali Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tali Adler

Uri L'Tzedek, Hebrew for "Awaken to Justice," is America's first Orthodox Jewish social justice organization. Founded in 2007, it is leading an awakening within the Orthodox community.

No Holds Barred: Modern Orthodoxy Offers Alternatives to Reactionary Judaism

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The only way the Modern Orthodox model can work is if it is grounded not only in Jewish commitment, but also in Jewish self-respect.

A Rabbi Is Not a "Rabbi" in the Jewish Orthodox Twilight Zone

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Within Orthodoxy, the "rabbi" title for a woman with the exact same credentials as a male rabbi is considered as forbidden as eating pork on Yom Kippur.

The Incestuous Merkins Produce Ethically Murky Doings at the New York Times

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roger Smith

The Times thought it fitting to allow the sister of Erza Merkin who steered $2.4 billion to Madoff to be prominently featured, and allowed her to get away with the barest sort of disclosure.

Too Expensive and Lonely to be Jewish

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The two most urgent priorities of the American Jewish community are making Jewish life more affordable and fixing the broken Jewish dating scene.

Madoff's Chosen People -- What Can and Can't Be Said Out Loud

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Is there any non-Jew in America who was thinking about marrying or doing business with a Jew that is now reconsidering that decision because Bernie Madoff was Jewish?