Monthly Archives: October 2009

Students Launch ‘Not Just Hummus’ Week

Student Club Brings Speakers to Campuses to Shed Positive Light on Israel’s Image Much attention has been given to anti-Israel activism on college campuses, but a group of Yeshiva University students is working to change Israel’s image as a place of conflict and political turmoil in the eyes of university students across America. Alexander Fischman,

Hebrew Professor to Publish Two Books

Hayim Tawil’s Latest Book Sheds New Light on Biblical Hebrew by Way of Akkadian Language A new lexicon by Dr. Hayim Tawil, associate professor in Hebrew languages and literature at Yeshiva College (YC), is expected to lead to a more precise and accurate understanding of the Bible and its language. An Akkadian Lexical Companion for

RIETS Celebrates at Annual Dinner

Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Honors Four Dedicated Leaders at Annual Dinner of Tribute Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) honored four dedicated leaders and educators—Dr. William and Debbie Schwartz, Dr. Alvin I. Schiff and Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger—and marked the formal investiture of Rabbi Kenneth Brander as The David Mitzner Dean of YU’s

Jewish History Professor on TV

Jeffrey Gurock Appears on Shalom TV Cable Network Throughout Week of Nov. 1-7 Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock, the Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University, appeared on Shalom TV, a national Jewish cable network, from Sunday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 7. Gurock was featured in the first part of a series

Yeshiva University Student-Run Conference Tackles Latest Advances In Genetic Diseases From Halachic Perspective

This year’s Yeshiva University Medical Ethics Conference—organized by over 50 students in conjunction with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future and supported by the Fuld family—discussed the latest advances in detecting some 1,600 genetic diseases, coupled with perspectives of leading rabbinic authorities on the issues that have emerged.

Jewels in Crown of Torah Leadership

RIETS Annual Dinner to Honor Dr. William and Debbie Schwartz, Dr. Alvin I. Schiff and Rabbi Yaakov Neuburger In celebration of Torah excellence, Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will honor dedicated leaders and educators of the Jewish community at its Annual Dinner of Tribute on Oct. 27 at The Grand Hyatt in

Should Genes Be Patented?

Seminar at Cardozo Tackles Thorny Issue of Patenting Breast Cancer Genes A federal lawsuit filed in May by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), which is housed at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, could alter the current practice of gene patenting by corporations. Challengers to the status

Medical Ethics Conference Focuses on Genetics

Student-Run Conference Tackles Latest Advances in Genetic Diseases from Perspective of Jewish Law This year’s Medical Ethics Conference—organized by over 50 students in conjunction with the Center for the Jewish Future and supported by the Fuld family—discussed the latest advances in detecting some 1,600 genetic diseases, coupled with perspectives of leading rabbinic authorities on the

Book Collects Geniza Fragments

Elazar Hurvitz’s Book on Cairo Geniza Catalogs Rich Life of Middle Eastern Jews Dr. Elazar Hurvitz’s recently published two-volume book, The Cairo Geniza Fragments in the Westminster College Library, published by the Cairo Geniza Institute of Yeshiva University, is the culmination of three decades of research he conducted on the Westminster College collection in Cambridge,

Yeshiva University Presents “Heroes and Villains in Tanach” on Sunday November 1

Yeshiva University (YU) invites the public to attend a Yom Iyun [day of learning] entitled Heroes and Villains in Tanach on Sunday, November 1 at YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY. The day will begin with registration at 9:15 am and conclude at 1:30 pm, followed by mincha.

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