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Tag: Yeshiva University
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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...
April 3, 2014 | 5:39 pm
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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...
January 31, 2014 | 9:13 am
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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...
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 | 3:26 am
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...
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...
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...
July 1, 2013 | 11:52 am
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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...
March 20, 2013 | 1:46 pm
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...
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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...
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A new study by Yeshiva University found a correlation between regular attendance at religious services and an optimistic outlook.
The study, to be published next week in the Journal of Religion and Health, examined data from 92,539 postmenopausal women who were participating in the...
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May 17, 2011 | 2:21 pm
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.
The 300 invitees included “grass-roots Jewish community leaders...
February 24, 2011 | 5:14 pm
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...