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YU Presents New Semester of Community Beit Midrash Program

Two Weekly Courses Will Explore Jewish Prayer and Leadership Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future will present a Community Beit Midrash for three Wednesdays in November and three in December.  The program will take place on YU’s Israel Henry Beren Campus at 215 Lexington Avenue, New York City. Rabbi Menachem Penner, the Max and


Introducing The Torah Umadda Minute

New Series Showcases Faculty Expertise in Concise, One-Minute Videos From neuropsychology to Jewish law to art history, the faculty of Yeshiva University are accomplished in many different and fascinating fields. A new video series, “Torah Umadda Minute,” offers viewers a glimpse of the kinds of intriguing work they do. Each short video will highlight a

Torahthon, 2016

Steeped in Torah and Tefila

Students Immerse Themselves in 18 Hours of Continuous Learning During Annual Torahthon For 18 hours straight on October 10, Yeshiva University students immersed themselves in intense Torah learning to spiritually prepare for Yom Kippur, stopping only to pray. Called a Torahthon, the day featured shiurim [lectures] with more than 20 Roshei Yeshiva on topics that ranged

Renowned Israeli author S.Y. Agnon accepts the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966

Celebrating a Legend of Hebrew Literature

YU’s Center for Israel Studies Convenes Conference to Mark 50th Anniversary of S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies will host a conference on the works and influence of Nobel Prize-winning Israeli author S.Y. Agnon in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his award. Titled “Agnon’s Stories of the Land of Israel:

RIETS Presents High Holidays Lectures

Rabbis Ezra Schwartz and Dovid Miller to Deliver Annual NYC – Jerusalem Kinus Teshuva Lectures on October 9 & 10 Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, Rosh Yeshiva and associate director of the semicha program at the Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Rabbi Dovid Miller, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, will be the featured speakers