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Posts Tagged: Yeshiva University

July 6, 2016 6:52 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Modern Orthodox Education Caught Between…Modern and Orthodox

JNS.org - 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
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‘Counterpoint Israel’ Grooms YU Students as ‘Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow’

JNS.org - “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
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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
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Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a Model for Jewish Fundraising?

JNS.org - 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
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Yeshiva University’s Medical School, Montefiore Agree to Form New Joint Entity

JNS.org - 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
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Jewish Teen Delegates Tackle Global Issues Head-On at Yeshiva University Model UN

JNS.org - 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
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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
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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...

December 17, 2013 7:28 am
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Yeshiva University, Wiesenthal Center Leaders are Highest-Paid Jewish Non-Profit Executives

JNS.org - Yeshiva University President Richard Joel ($855,037) and Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean Rabbi Marvin Hier ($751,054) topped the Forward newspaper's 2013 list of the highest-paid...

October 26, 2013 10:35 pm
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Adelson Spokesman Says Nuke Iran Comment Was ‘Hyperbole’ (VIDEO)

A spokesman for casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, said in an email to reporters that a suggestion made by the billionaire last week, that the U.S....

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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