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Posts Tagged: Yeshiva University

July 6, 2016 6:52 am

Orthodox-Jewish Beat-Boxing Duo Stuns ‘America’s Got Talent’ Audience, Judges (VIDEO)

A pair of Orthodox-Jewish beat-boxers wowed judges and viewers on Tuesday night with an unlikely performance on America’s Got Talent. Ilan "The Aleph Bass" Swartz-Brownstein and Josh "The...

July 4, 2016 6:04 am

Yeshiva University’s Child Molesters

In 2013, Yeshiva University was sued by 34 plaintiffs alleging that they were sexually abused when they were students there. Although the Torah does not...

May 26, 2016 10:30 pm

NFL Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Recalls Religious Upbringing; Highlights Importance of Jewish Values (VIDEO)

Leading a life filled with Jewish values teaches a person to be humble and appreciate what they have, the owner of the NFL’s New England...

February 15, 2016 3:16 am

On Visit to Israel, Learning That Words Alone Can’t Solve Conflict

Over winter break, I participated in Yeshiva University’s Solidarity Mission to Israel. The trip was jam-packed with information about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and experiences that...

February 9, 2016 4:53 am

Modern Orthodox Education Caught Between…Modern and Orthodox - When the Pew Research Center published its much-discussed survey of American Jews in 2013, the findings seemed auspicious for the Orthodox denomination. Orthodox Jews...

August 4, 2015 12:30 am

‘Counterpoint Israel’ Grooms YU Students as ‘Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow’ - “The students are not coming here to save the world. But hopefully they can give as much as possible,” says Rabbi Kiva Rabinksy, director...

September 16, 2014 2:49 pm

Digital Torah is the Great Unifier

I have always been fascinated by large Jewish gatherings and Israel's national events. Yom Haatzmaut ceremonies, the mass Birkat Kohanim (Blessing of the priests) at...

September 8, 2014 1:14 am

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising? - The hottest month of summer was ice cold, as thousands of people poured buckets of ice water over their heads to raise...

May 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Yeshiva University’s Medical School, Montefiore Agree to Form New Joint Entity - The Montefiore Health System and Yeshiva University (YU) on Tuesday announced an agreement to form a new joint entity in which Montefiore...

February 20, 2014 12:10 pm

Jewish Teen Delegates Tackle Global Issues Head-On at Yeshiva University Model UN - STAMFORD, Conn. - The United Nations is in session. Sam Collins, Croatian delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization, rises to address...

February 12, 2014 11:54 am

Hackers Takeover Websites of Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Casino Empire

Hackers on Tuesday took over the websites of the Las Vegas Sands Casino empire, uploading photos of its billionaire owner, Jewish entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheldon...

February 6, 2014 4:50 pm

Ban Orthodox Rabbinic Pedophiles – Not Rabbi Avi Weiss

There's an ongoing debate within the Jewish Modern Orthodox community about where its parameters lie. The most recent flare-up occurred after the Israeli Chief Rabbinate...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...