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Making History New

Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative, by Seamus O’Malley. Oxford University Press, 2014.


Machine Age Matzo

The first machine for rolling matzo dough was invented in 1838, towards the end of the period of the Industrial Revolution. This advertisement for a hand-powered mechanical matzo marvel appeared in the Ungarisch-jüdische Wochenschrift, (Hungarian Jewish Weekly), published in Pest, Hungary, in 1871. The modern, innovative equipment engendered great halakhic controversy: Could the machine really be thoroughly cleaned of dough and crumbs? Would using the machine endanger the livelihood of the matzo workers? These questions and others that arose have been debated in Jewish legal literature, and the discussion continues to the present day.


2015 Educational Policy Approved by CSWE Board of Directors

Left to right: Dr. Darla Spence Coffey, President and CEO of CSWE; Dr. Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, Chair of CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation; Dr. Alan Detlaff, Chair of the Commission on Educational Policy; and Dr. Jo Ann Regan, Director of Social Work Accreditation. The 2015 Educational Policy (EP) developed by CSWE’s Commission on Educational Policy (COEP)


Thanksgiving 1905

In 1905, the 250th anniversary of Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam was commemorated on the Sabbath before Thanksgiving.  A committee on “Form of Prayer,” led by Reverend Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes, was tasked with creating a service for the occasion.  The choice of Mendes was appropriate, and perhaps deliberate, since he was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel / the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue – the mother of all American congregations, dating back to 1654.


An Important Lesson: A Letter to Wurzweiler’s Israeli Students

Dear Students, On a day when it was understandably hard for all of us to focus, you did exactly that demonstrating a good deal of maturity and sensitivity throughout the meeting.   The opening discussion about how the security situation impacts on our lives powerfully demonstrated how raw and complex the issues are.  And, your ability


YU Apps Win Design Awards

 “Cardozo Life” and “This is Yeshiva University” Apps Receive Recognition in UCDA Design Competition Two apps designed by Yeshiva University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA), “This is Yeshiva University” and “Cardozo Life,” have won highly competitive awards from the University & College Designers Association (UCDA), the nation’s first and only association for professionals


Wurzweiler Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Fund Students in Clinical Field Placements with Vulnerable Adolescents and Youth in NYC

Wurzweiler School of  Social Work, Yeshiva University,  was awarded a $1.4 Million training grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in late September to fund students in clinical field placements with vulnerable adolescents and youth in New York City. The award will fund training of Master in Social Work students in


YU Apps Win Digital Marketing Awards

“Cardozo Life” and “This is Yeshiva University” Receive Gold and Silver for Mobile Media Two of Yeshiva University’s mobile applications have been recognized as winners in the Higher Education Marketing Report’s 2013 Education Digital Marketing Awards. Created for the iPad, “Cardozo Life” won the gold award for Mobile Media and “This Is Yeshiva University” received