Monthly Archives: January 2004

Einstein to Honor President Joel, Philanthropists Rita and Philip Rosen at Palm Beach Gala

Albert Einstein College of Medicine will honor Richard M. Joel, the new president of Yeshiva University, and philanthropists and community leaders, Rita and Philip Rosen, at its annual Palm Beach Gala, Sunday, February 15, at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.

YU Professor Rabbi Benjamin Blech to Highlight Annual Seforim Sale

Rabbi Benjamin Blech will share highlights from two of his best-selling books at a lecture kicking off YU’s annual Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY) Seforim Sale. He will focus on selections from Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life’s Financial Ups and Downs, which was recently reviewed by The New York Times, and If God is Good Then Why is the World So Bad?

YC and Stern College Students Spend Winter Break in Israel; RIETS/MYP Students in Florida

While some students escaped the cold weather during winter break or went home to visit family, another group chose to spend their vacation in Israel, visiting Hebron and organizing a concert that raised $20,000 for families of terror attack victims, and travelling to sunny Florida – not to hit the beach but to create a Modern Orthodox community.

YU History Professor Ellen Schrecker Will Discuss McCarthyism at Social Research Conference on Feb. 7

Ellen Schrecker, professor of history at YU, will speak at a social research conference in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 7, as part of a three-day conference entitled, “Fear: Its Political Uses and Abuses.” Vice President Al Gore will open the conference on Feb. 5 with a keynote address.

Yeshiva University Students Observe the Resurgence of Jewish Life in Germany

Eleven Yeshiva University (YU) students, rabbinical students enrolled in YU’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary(RIETS), traveled across Germany—from Munich to Frankfurt, Worms to Berlin—in a program supported by the German government called Bridge of Understanding: The Jewish Experience of Modern Germany.

Einstein Researchers Find Persistent Low Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Dementia

Like the age-old question involving the chicken and the egg, the role of low blood pressure (or hypotension) as cause or consequence of dementia has long been studied by scientists. While many studies have suggested that low blood pressure is a consequence of dementia, recent findings by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine demonstrate that low blood pressure may, indeed, be a cause of dementia as well. Their research was published in the journal, Neurology.