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Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg and Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh to Deliver Annual High Holiday Lectures

Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg and Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh will be the featured speakers at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) 28th Annual Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva lectures, a special edition of the Arbesfeld Kollel & Midreshet Yom Rishon. The lectures, given between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, will take place in New York City and Jerusalem on Sunday, September 23, the seventh of Tishrei. Read the rest of this entry…


Dr. Jacob Wisse, director of the Yeshiva University Museum, visits the set of Good Day Street Talk and shares some of the rich traditions and cultural history of Rosh Hashanah. Wisse also previews upcoming exhibitions at the YU Museum, including Jews on Vinyl, Prophecy of Place and Graphic Details.

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YouTube Sensation A Capella Group’s Latest Song Celebrates the Spirit of the High Holidays

The Maccabeats, the popular all-male a capella group comprised of current and former Yeshiva University students, have released their newest song, “Book of Good Life,” in time for the upcoming High Holiday season. The song parodies OneRepublic’s “Good Life” and follows in the success of their previous Purim and Chanukah-themed videos, which have each received more than 1 and 5 million YouTube views, respectively.


“Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are perhaps the most meaningful days of the year and we hoped that this song and this video would help people connect,” said Maccabeat Immanuel Shalev ’08YC, who is completing his third year of law school.

“A lot of people send us emails and post on Facebook that they look forward to our videos because they help them get ready for the holidays,” said fellow Maccabeat, Noah Jacobson, a senior at Yeshiva College. “That is really special to us. If even in some small way we can help make someone’s holiday and life a bit more inspired and meaningful, then we know this whole project was worthwhile.”

Learn more about the upcoming High Holidays at YUTorah.