Author Archives: Michael Bettencourt

Rabbi Dr. JJ Schacter, President Emeritus Richard Joel, Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff

A Festschrift in Honor of President Emeritus Richard M. Joel

Forty-five Authors Contribute Essays to Enable and Ennoble, Edited by Rabbi Dr. J.J. Schacter and Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff On Thursday, October 11, at the Sky Café in Belfer Hall, in a ceremony organized by the Office of the President, 50 friends and colleagues of President Emeritus Richard M. Joel gathered to celebrate the publication

Michael Taubes and the Torah

Siyum in Memory of Ari Fuld ’91YUHS

On Monday, October 8, 2018, over 300 students, teachers and staff from the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) gathered in Furst Hall 501 to finish Mishnayot Seder Nezikin for a Siyum in memory of Ari Fuld ’91YUHS. The Siyum is part of the Hachnasat Sefer Torah, which included a D’var

The Rav Remembered

Yeshiva University and OU Press Celebrated Completion of Soloveitchik Chumash on October 14 Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union (OU) co-hosted “Remembering the Rav—Celebrating the Completion of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: The Neuwirth Edition” on Sunday, October 14, in a free program at Yeshiva University’s Weissberg Commons on the Wilf Campus.  The event marked the publication

Miriam Lottner

Inroads and Outcomes for Women Entrepreneurs

Miriam Lottner ’02S Promotes the Growth of Opportunities for both Israel and the Women who Live There Educators today speak often about the need to have more women in STEM fields, and the career of Miriam Lottner ’02S provides a great case study of what can happen when women enter professions that have been historically

Chumash

Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union Will Co-host “Remembering the Rav”

Yeshiva University and OU Press Celebrate Completion of Soloveitchik Chumash on October 14 Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union (OU) will co-host “Remembering the Rav—Celebrating the Completion of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: The Neuwirth Edition” on Sunday, October 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Yeshiva University’s Weissberg Commons on the Wilf Campus. The program

Mois Navon

Innovation, Autonomy and Faith

Mois Navon, Microchip Designer, Speaks About the Intersection of Invention and Belief On September 4, 2018, Mois Navon, one of the founding engineers of Mobileye and designer of EyeQ, the chip powering the development of self-driving vehicles, spoke to an audience of computer science students from both campuses, YU faculty and staff, and members of

Mijal Bitton

A Changemaker Who’s Continuing to Make Changes

Mijal Bitton ’11S Wants to Shape Contemporary Jewish Life Mijal Bitton ’11S was recently named one of New York Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36,” a recognition given to “changemakers reaching across divides and edging the Jewish community forward.” What a perfect description of the work that Bitton does as a leader, scholar, doctoral candidate, Rosh

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