Runs were the name of the game as #18 Akiva (Detroit) upset #15 Weinbaum Yeshiva High School (Boca Raton), 44-41.
Fourth-seeded YULA sat in the stands at the Max Stern Athletic Center and watched as #3 Hyman Brand ran away with their contest by defeating its opponent by 40 points – and then YULA took the court and proceeded to beat its opponent, #13 Beren (Houston), by 50 points. The final score was 72-22.
Alex Claster, Eric Antes, Yale Cook and Ryan Almaleh combined for 52 points as #3 Hyman Brand (Kansas) easily defeated #14 Fuchs Mizrachi Cleveland, 75-35.
Sixth-seeded Valley Torah Wolfpack withstood a first-half threat but managed to stay composed and defeat #11 Yavneh (Dallas) by the score of 44-31.
When Ohr Chaim of Toronto was seeded 17th in the tournament, fans of the Knights were quick to express their displeasure. Ohr Chaim’s performance today proved their fans were right, blowing out Eshkol (Baltimore), 60-31, in the opening game of the 2004 Red Sarachek Tournament.
For centuries, Jewish communities lived in fear that many of their babies would thrive through infancy, only to become blind and demented as toddlers and die by age 5. That described the ordeal of Joseph Ekstein, a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Over three decades, he and his wife lost four children to Tay-Sachs Disease, and their experience was not unusual. Some families were just unlucky.
The Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, in cooperation with the Yeshiva University Museum, will present “The Cantor As Composer: Treasures of Viennese Liturgical Music,” on Thursday, March 18, at 7 pm.
Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, will examine prospects for Middle East peace at a March 31 event inaugurating Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs.
Battles over the appointment of federal judges are as old as the republic itself, but recently they have intensified. Few things are more important to the functioning of a constitutional democracy, particularly one that gives courts the power of judicial review, than how judges are selected. Jurocracy and Distrust: Reconsidering the Federal Judicial Appointments Process will gather leading academics to assess the law and politics surrounding this issue at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th St. The symposium is on Monday, March 22 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and is free to the public with advance reservations.
More than 130 Yeshiva University students in costume fanned out to 10 hospitals and nursing homes in Manhattan and The Bronx and delivered 350 baskets to patients to help them celebrate the festive holiday of Purim on Sunday, March 7.