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  • Yeshiva U’s search for a new president: Is a Ted Cruz aide the answer?

    July 26, 2016 | 11:35 am

    As Yeshiva University continues its search for a new president with an emphasis on financial sustainability, JTA has learned the name of at least one candidate: the deputy chief of staff for Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign this year.

    Nick Muzin, who earned a medical degree...

  • Orthodox rabbinical student makes impressive run on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

    June 28, 2016 | 11:35 am

    On Monday night’s episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” Orthodox rabbinical student Akiva Neuman competed with his yarmulke, tzizit and a T-shirt that showed a muscular rabbi lifting a Torah over his head.

    “Usually ‘rabbi’ goes along with ‘pot belly,’ so I’m gonna try and change...

  • Meet the Orthodox ‘American Ninja Warrior’ training to be a rabbi

    June 21, 2016 | 11:41 am

    Like his fellow competitors on “American Ninja Warrior,” 25-year-old Akiva Neuman pushed himself to his physical limits — climbing, jumping and running through an intense obstacle course — in the hopes of making it to the national finals in Las Vegas.

    But unlike the dozens of...

  • Yeshiva University sheds half of $1B endowment along with medical school

    February 19, 2016 | 12:48 pm

    Yeshiva University’s $1 billion endowment will be cut nearly in half as part of its split with the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, which is to become a separate entity, the Forward reported.

    The university’s transfer of funds to the new venture — a total of $465 million — is...

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  • Letters to the editor: Yeshiva grad apologizes, Rohingya Muslims, BDS and more

    June 17, 2015 | 11:30 am

    Drop the Equivocation

    Rob Eshman (“Sheldon: Improve Israel’s Odds,” June 12), Obama, J Street, New Israel Fund, Peace Now and other Israel critics who pretend to support Israel, would be listened to, and possibly believed more, if they would only at least once support Israel...

  • Family legacy continues at Yeshiva, times five: A story of Modern Orthodoxy in America

    By Simone Wilson

    May 29, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    Two columns of Yeshiva University graduates — one of young women, in blow-outs and stilettos; and one of young men, the knots of their skinny ties peeking out above their robes — filed into Prudential Center, home arena of the New Jersey Devils, on May 17. They whooped and hooted,...

  • For female coach of Y.U. men’s team, biggest adjustment may be learning Jewish ways

    September 8, 2014 | 10:38 am

    Having been a standout player in high school and college, and an assistant coach, new Yeshiva University men’s volleyball coach Jacqui Dauphinais has plenty of knowledge about the sport.

    And in her one season as an assistant for the Maccabees, she showed she wasn’t afraid to...

  • Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.

    July 24, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Joseph Lieberman, the former Connecticut senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, will teach at Yeshiva University during this school year in a position named for him.

    Lieberman was appointed the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service....

  • Investigative report skewers Yeshiva U. for past investment practices

    June 19, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    The Jewish Channel, together with TakePart, has published an investigative report on Yeshiva University.

    Headlined “How to Lose $1 Billion: Yeshiva University Blows its Future on Loser Hedge Funds,” the article notes that contrary to conventional wisdom, the Madoff Ponzi scheme...

  • Y.U. rabbinical student sentenced to 13 years in abuse case

    April 3, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    A Yeshiva University rabbinical student who pleaded guilty to child exploitation and distributing child pornography was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.

    Evan Zauder, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York, the Y.U. student newspaper, The...

  • Moody’s: At current pace, Yeshiva U. will run out of money in 2015

    March 26, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

    Moody’s has downgraded Y.U.’s credit rating several times over the last three years, including on March 5 to B3, indicating a high credit risk.

    In a...

  • Watch: Zach Braff promotes Yeshiva University

    February 18, 2014 | 11:45 am

    If Zach Braff’s new film “Wish I Was Here” ends up making money, the regular folks who funded the thing via Kickstarter probably won’t see any of the profits. That said, certain donors will get to see a little more of Braff himself–like this mysterious donor who apparently...

  • Sexual abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva U. tossed

    January 31, 2014 | 9:13 am

    A federal judge tossed out a $680 million sexual abuse lawsuit filed by 34 former students at Yeshiva University.

    Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl in his 52-page legal opinion said the victims, who range in age from their late 30s to their early 60s, waited too long to speak...

  • Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran [VIDEO]

    October 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Blogger Philip Weiss captured video of Sheldon Adelson’s call this week for the United States to detonate a nuclear bomb as a warning to Iran. The comment, made in a panel discussion at Yeshiva University, has been widely criticized. But a spokesperson for Adelson, a...

  • Investigation: Y.U. sex abuse extended beyond high school for boys

    August 26, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Incidents of physical and sexual abuse at Yeshiva University were not limited to its high school for boys, an investigation has found.

    An outside investigation commissioned by the university following reports of sexual abuse by two faculty members at Y.U.’s high school for boys...

  • 12 plaintiffs join $380 million sex-abuse suit against Y.U.

    August 7, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Twelve former students joined a $380 million lawsuit against Yeshiva University for covering up sexual abuse at its high school.

    The new plaintiffs’ names came out in court papers used in a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., according to the New York...

  • July 9, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline:  Exclusive: Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels - sources

    To Read:  Political scientist Eric Grynaviski takes a look at some evidence from the Nixon era which makes him reconsider the 'Israel Lobby influence' theory-

    Now, Nixon and Kissinger were...

  • Alvin Schiff, Jewish education pioneer, dies

    July 8, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    Alvin Schiff, a  pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, has died.

    Schiff died of unknown causes, Yeshiva University announced Monday. He was in his mid-80s.

    At Yeshiva University, he established and directed the Graduate School of Jewish Education in 1959, which...

  • Former students file $380 million lawsuit against Y.U.

    July 8, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    A $380 million lawsuit was filed against Yeshiva University by former students who allege the school covered up allegations of sexual misconduct by staff members.

    The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in White Plains, N.Y., alleges a “massive cover-up of the sexual abuse of [high...

  • Norman Lamm’s letter announcing departure from Yeshiva University

    July 1, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Rabbi Norman Lamm, who serves as Yeshiva University’s president, chancellor and head of its rabbinical school, announced his departure on Monday in a letter acknowledging his failure to respond adequately to sexual abuse allegations against two rabbis at Y.U.’s high school for...

  • Putting the pieces together

    June 5, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Much has been written about the world’s heroes — big and small — but sometimes making a major difference in someone’s life doesn’t take a single word. 

    Consider the example of Ruth Maouda, a sterling senior at YULA Girls High School who volunteers for Etta Israel Center, an...

  • Reclaiming the Morality of Our Torah: A Response to Rabbi Hershel Schachter

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 20, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Recently, a scandal emerged within the Orthodox community when Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a halakhic leader and member of the faculty of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), made an overtly racist comment that was recorded at a London conference....

  • Schachter, Y.U. dean, warns about reporting sex abuses cases

    March 15, 2013 | 9:21 am

    Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a dean at Yeshiva University, has warned against reporting uncorroborated sex abuse allegations to police.

    Schachter was recorded at a rabbinical conference in February in London warning that false allegations could lead to arrests and imprisonment with a...

  • A rabbinic lesson in marriage counseling

    March 6, 2013 | 8:54 am

    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.

    Learning how to deal with those situations is one reason why Associate Rabbi Adir Posy of...

  • On its 10th anniversary, Lauder Business School looking West for new students

    February 26, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    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...

  • Azrieli Foundation donates $10 million to Yeshiva University

    May 3, 2012 | 10:36 am

    The Azrieli Foundation made a $10 million donation to Yeshiva University in honor of foundation founder David Azrieli’s 90th birthday.

    The donation, the largest in the foundation’s history, is earmarked for the university’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and...

  • First person: For Jewish transsexual teaching at Yeshiva University, no easy path to being a daughter

    April 30, 2012 | 11:37 am

    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?

    For most of my life, I couldn’t begin to ask such...

  • Yeshiva University ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

    February 2, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

    The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who are accepted to the school. According to the...

  • Premarital Sex, Orthodox Jews & Censorship

    By Ilana Angel

    December 15, 2011 | 9:57 am

    Stern College for Women is part of Yeshiva University of Manhattan.  It is an Orthodox Jewish school, and while it has classes that are religious based and not, it is a religious campus and the rules and regulations of Orthodoxy are followed.  Even if it means censorship.

    Earlier...

  • Shh! Don’t talk about sex at Yeshiva University

    December 13, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    It wasn’t your typical college sex scandal. There were no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date rape charges.

    Instead, the precipitating incident was the publication by a student-run newspaper of a female student’s first-person account...

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