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Posts Tagged: Yeshiva University

December 21, 2017 12:14 pm
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What Will Yeshiva University Do About Professor Who Denounced Israel?

JNS.org - How should Yeshiva University (YU) respond when a prominent faculty member takes public positions -- against Israel -- that directly contradict what the university espouses? Does the principle of...

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...

Features

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...

World

Arrests on Capitol Hill as Jewish Activists Protest Trump Administration...

Police on Capitol Hill arrested a group of Jewish civil rights activists on Wednesday at the height of a protest...

Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu Says Indian Peace Hero Gandhi an Inspiration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday, saying modern India's founding father and promoter of peace was an inspiration for humanity. Netanyahu is making the...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Shoots Down Missile Fired From Yemen

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group toward Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. The station gave...

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