Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a dean at Yeshiva University, has warned against reporting uncorroborated sex abuse allegations to police.
All too often, religious and societal taboos impede honest dialogue about difficult issues that can affect any marriage, such as spousal abuse, blended families, adoption and infidelity.
With more than 250 students living, studying or partying on its campus, quiet moments are rare at the Lauder Business School. But when a lull does occur, it reminds managing director Alex Zirkler of this Jewish university’s opening 10 years ago, when it had only seven students, 15 lecturers and many silent hallways.
The Azrieli Foundation made a $10 million donation to Yeshiva University in honor of foundation founder David Azrieli's 90th birthday.
If your mother has never seen your face -- if you have never had a face to be seen -- if, in a sense, you have never been born -- do you have a mother? If your mother has always called you "son," can you ever really become her daughter?
Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.
It wasn’t your typical college sex scandal. There were no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date rape charges.
A new study by Yeshiva University found a correlation between regular attendance at religious services and an optimistic outlook.
A Yeshiva University student who was the victim of anti-Semitism while an exchange student at St. Andrews University in Scotland will donate his compensation award to victims of terrorism.
Yeshiva University gave its doctorate in Talmud to a woman, Shana Strauch Schick, 30, for the first time.
President Obama hosted a reception for Jewish American Heritage Month. The reception Tuesday was less formal than the inaugural one last year, with brief remarks and a small Marine Corps band playing klezmer music.
With 1,500 alumni in the Los Angeles area, including many rabbinic and educational leaders, Yeshiva University opened its first office here in September hoping to both raise YU’s visibility and offer its services and expertise to the local Orthodox community. “We want to be able to provide our extensive resources as a large university and as the unique institution that we are to the community at large,” said Sarah Emerson Helfand, an attorney and YU alumna who moved from New York to direct YU’s West Coast regional office.
The composer of “A Chorus Line” and the songs “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better” has won every major entertainment award — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — as well as a Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes. The pops conductor shares the bill with actress-singer Betty Buckley, who won a Tony for her role in “Cats” on Broadway. Sat. 8 p.m. $34.75-$82.75. Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. (818) 677-8800.
Three Jewish seminaries across the denominational spectrum will receive a total of $12 million to help train new Jewish educators.
"It's all just one big lie."
With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17 billion hedge fund he founded was nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. Madoff is at the center of "the largest investor swindle ever blamed on a single individual."
The news that broke today on the front pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reverberated in Jewish communities across the world. "A lot of Jewish charities had investments with him," one prominent investor told The Jewish Journal. "So did a lot of Jews."
UPDATE: Among the victims was the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
News of the year in brief.
A $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish Institution. Why don't more wealthy jews give to jewish causes?
More than 800 people showed up to celebrate the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where more than $400,000 was raised for ADL's battle against anti-Semitism, hate and bigotry.
Yeshiva University (YU) in New York and a Derech Etz Chaim yeshiva (DEC) in Israel have settled a lawsuit sparked by allegations that a former California rabbi made sexual advances toward students.
If Yeshiva University (YU) wants to be a vibrant presence in the United States, it has to create stronger relationships with the Modern Orthodox community, so said YU President Richard Joel during his keynote address at the Orthodox Union's (OU) 13th annual West Coast Torah Convention, which was held Dec. 11-15 in Los Angeles.
Rabbi Avi Weiss left Yeshiva University (YU) in New York three years ago to found a new rabbinic school for one simple reason: "We were not graduating enough Yosefs," said Weiss, a political activist and progressive Orthodox Jewish leader.
Will Richard Joel -- elected Dec. 5 as Yeshiva University's (YU) new president -- redirect the flagship institution of modern Orthodoxy from its rightward move of the past several decades back toward the center?
That's a question being asked in the halls of YU and throughout the community at the culmination of a long and difficult search process for a successor to Dr. Norman Lamm, who has guided the institution since 1976.
The announcement that Richard Joel has been named as president of Yeshiva University (YU) is an important and salutary development in American Jewish life. Joel is a gifted leader, able spokesman and prolific fundraiser. He has been able to establish the national Hillel organization which he heads as a "big tent" for American Jews -- one that embraces unaffiliated and under-affiliated Jews at a vital stage in their lives (college), while also serving the most committed Jews who enter its buildings to eat, study, pray and socialize with other Jews.
Dr. Norman Lamm, the president of New York's Yeshiva University, once told me of a professor he knows in Israel who does not consider himself an observant Jew but who insists that his children maintain one halachic practice at home: "Birkat HaMazon" (the grace after meals). Lamm explained this peculiarity as the professor's belief that the Torah's commandment that we should give thanks for our food is an ethic that every child should be taught, so that at every meal they will never forget to appreciate the food on the table.
Yeshiva University is enmeshed in its own battle over gay and lesbian couples less than a month after the Reform movement affirmed the right of its rabbis to officiate at same-gender commitment ceremonies.
High up on the list of America's top philanthropies rank premier schools and universities: Harvard, Emory, Stanford, Columbia and Duke.