Two Weekly Courses Explore Jewish Holidays and Evolving Relationship of Medicine and Jewish Law Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) will present a new semester of its Community Beit Midrash Program beginning February 10 with a six-week series of talks by two faculty members, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, vice president for university and community life at YU, and…
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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…
Once again, a major American sports enterprise has to be reminded that the religious interests of this country’s Jews, loyal both to their home teams and to their faith, demand respect. ESPN has apparently prevailed upon Major League Baseball to move the starting time of the Red Sox-Yankees game to 8 p.m. on the eve of Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, inconveniencing those who observe this holiday.
Members of the 100-year-old Beth Israel Congregation of New Orleans, the city’s only Orthodox synagogue, had a Torah for Yom Kippur this year, thanks in part to Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF).
Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter will deliver a lecture entitled “The Dialectic of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Holiday or Days of Awe” on Monday, October 10 at 8:15 pm at the Young Israel of New Rochelle. Beginning at 8:30 pm. Yeshiva University (YU) will webcast the event live via a link from www.yu.edu and www.yutorah.org.