More than 650 young men in the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program converged on Jerusalem last Saturday night for a special Melave Malke Kumsitz hosted by Yeshiva University in Israel to mark the end of Shabbat. The event was the first of its kind, bringing together students from 23 different yeshivas from across Israel to mingle with each other and meet, dance with and hear divrei Torah [words of Torah wisdom] from Rabbis Michael Rosensweig, Hershel Shachter and Mayer Twersky, all roshei yeshiva [professors of Talmud] at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York City.
The emerging artistic talents of young Jewish women from around the world were evident at the Yeshiva University campus in Jerusalem, when 28 post-high school students displayed their paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works as part of the second S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program Art Competition.
In an effort to meet the growing demand for high-quality Torah content, Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has revamped its popular Web site, Marcos and Adina Katz YU Torah Online (www.yutorah.org), offering unprecedented access to Torah from YU and its affiliate, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). The newly designed interface will provide an archive of almost 20,000 shiurim (lectures) in video, audio, and written format, with hundreds more to be added weekly. The shiurim are all free to the public and fully downloadable.
Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has revamped its popular Web site, Marcos and Adina Katz YU Torah Online (www.yutorah.org), in an effort to meet the growing demand for high quality Torah content across the world. YU Torah Online offers unprecedented access to Torah from YU and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).
For the third consecutive year, the Chicago area will be home to a special six-week program of Torah learning sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future-Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and Congregation Or Torah, July 6 to August 17. The kollel was established in memory of Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus.
Yeshiva University, the country’s oldest and most comprehensive institution combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence, is partnering with Congregation Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills for a special five-week program of Torah learning, June 30 to August 3. With the guidance and vision of Rabbi Steve Weil, the synagogue, at 9030 W. Olympic Blvd., will host the YU Beth Jacob Summer Kollel (intensive Torah and Talmud study program).
Teaneck will be home to a series of special programs of Torah learning – for men, women, and youths – sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) from the end of June through the beginning of August.
Moshe Wasserman, a student at Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB), found the house that his grandmother grew up on in Pinsk. Principal Ya’akov Sklar found headstones bearing his family’s name at the site of the Jewish cemetery in Grozhov.
What do dragons, unicorns, and mermaids have to do with Torah? Rabbi Natan Slifkin, affectionately known as the “Zoo Rabbi,” addressed the subject in a lecture as part of Stern College for Women’s first Torah Umadda Week, February 4-6.
As this year’s General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) unfolded with spirited discussions, presentations, and networking among its 3,500 delegates, one voice resounded loud and clear, bringing a scholarly approach and Torah wisdom to bear on the future of the North American Jewish community. As the GA’s scholar-in-residence, Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter made a profound impact on the proceedings, turning to Biblical texts for inspiring messages about collaboration and community-building, and providing insights into possible directions on each of the five times that he spoke.