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Download the Latest Edition of Purim To-Go

The Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah Web site, a project of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), presents Purim To-Go 5772.

The  online-only publication features articles by Yeshiva University roshei yeshiva and faculty, including:

  • Rabbi Yosef Blau, senior mashgiach ruchani [spiritual advisor], on “Remembering Purim During the Messianic Age”
  • Rabbi Joshua Flug, director of Torah research at the CJF, “The Relationship Between Mishlo’ach Manot and Matanot La’Evyonim”
  • Dr. Shalom Holtz, assistant professor of Bible, “Whose Battle? Whose Victory?”
  • Shoshana Schechter, assistant professor of Bible and director of the Basic Jewish Studies, “Purim – Fulfilling Jewish Destiny”
  • And many more…

In addition, hundreds of  shiurim [lectures] related to Purim are available at YUTorah.


First-Year Forward Rebecca Yoshor Averaged Double-Double; Second in the Nation in Rebounding

In her first season of collegiate competition, Yeshiva University sophomore forward Rebecca Yoshor of Houston, Texas was selected to the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) All-Conference team. Yoshor was the only player to average a double-double in the HVWAC.

Rebecca Yoshor

Yoshor's 14.6 rebounds per game ranked second in the NCAA.

“I am honored to have been named to the all-conference team, especially since this was my first year on the team,” said Yoshor. “I feel very lucky to have been welcomed onto such a solid team with such amazing players and an encouraging coaching staff.”

Yoshor averaged 14.6 rebounds per game—a mark that places her second in the entire NCAA, across all divisions. Her per game averages of 2.3 blocks and 16.9 points ranked first and second in the conference. Yoshor was twice named the Rookie of the Week and once named the Player of the Week. Her best game this season came against Keystone College, when she tallied 28 points and grabbed 17 rebounds.

“Although this is Rebecca’s first year on the Macs, she has had a profound impact in shaping the team this year and she has certainly been a large part of our successes,” said Dr. Karen Green, coach of the YU Maccabee women’s basketball team. “She epitomizes a true collegiate scholar-athlete and has established herself as a dominant member of our team.”

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