Monthly Archives: February 2004

100 YU Students Travel to The Hague to Support Israel’s Right to Self-Defense

More than 100 Yeshiva University students made a 48-hour trip to the UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, to support Israel’s sovereign right to self-defense. YU students, accompanied by University administration members Hillel Davis, Peter Ferrara, Beth Hait, and Danny Morris joined members of ZAKA organization and students from Israel, in registering their strong dissatisfaction with the UN court’s proceedings on Israel’s defense barrier.

Epstein Lecturer Discusses American Jews in Film

In the final scene of the 1926 Broadway production, The Day of Atonement, Al Jolson’s character scrubs his Broadway debut to chant the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service at his father’s synagogue. In The Jazz Singer, the 1927 movie remake, a new final scene has Jolson back on stage, his stint as cantor merely a detour on the road to stardom—and the American dream.

MACS Play USMMA Mariners Thursday, February 12 at 7:40 PM

With a resounding turnaround of their season, the red-hot Maccabees close out their home schedule tonight with an opportunity to bring both their conference and overall records to the .500 mark for the first time since December 15th. The Macs (9-10, 5-6 Skyline) have now won five straight games as they enter tonight’s game against the perennial Skyline Conference powerhouse, the United States Merchant Marine Academy Mariners.

Joseph Malovany Became Commander of Legion of Honor

On Jan. 26, Joseph Malovany, Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, became a commander of the Legion of Honor, Poland’s equivalent of knighthood. In a ceremony at Blair House in Washington, DC, the Israeli-born cantor of Fifth Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan received the award from Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski in appreciation for his musical contribution to the international and Polish communities.

Application for Graduate Fellowship in University and Community Leadership is Now Available Online – Deadline Feb. 24.

As President Richard M. Joel announced at his recent Town Hall meetings, Yeshiva University is offering a new leadership initiative that will provide a unique opportunity for graduates of Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business.