Monthly Archives: February 2007

Washington Institute Senior Fellow David Makovsky and Al Hayat Columnist Raghida Dergham to Discuss “Dos the Road to Peace in Iraq go Through Jerusalem?” at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women Feb.26

Are Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a necessary component to finding a comprehensive solution to the war in Iraq? Two experts on Middle East issues – David Makovsky and Raghida Dergham – will discuss “Does the Road to Peace in Iraq Go Through Jerusalem?” on Monday, February 26 at 8 pm at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, 239 East 34th Street.

Yeshiva University High School for Boys Sends Students to Istanbul and Northern Israel to Help Local Jews

Students from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys recently returned from a winter break visit to Istanbul, Turkey, and Northern Israel where they spent their time learning from and helping the local Jewish communities.

Michael Walzer, Eminent Political Theorist, to be Kaplan Scholar in Residence at the Center For Ethics at Yeshiva University

Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist and writer on society, politics, and ethics, will present a lecture on “Terrorism and Just War” on March 19 at 7:30 pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. This is the inaugural event of The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University which was founded in 2006 to foster research and public discussion on ethical issues and the integration of ethical analysis into the curriculum throughout all the undergraduate and graduate schools of Yeshiva University (YU).

Richard Steiner, Professor at Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Deciphers Semitic Serpent Spells in Egyptian Pyramid

Richard Steiner, PhD, professor of Semitic languages and literature at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, deciphered the earliest connected Semitic texts and presented the results of this research publicly for the first time at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yeshiva University Hosts Community Day of Learning in Rochester to Discuss Jewish Medical Ethics

Yeshiva University (YU) will present a Community Day of Learning on the topic of “Jewish Medical Ethics and Contemporary Case Studies: The Role of The Doctor, The Role of The Rabbi,” hosted by the Congregation Beth Hakneses Hachodosh, on Sunday, February 18, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, at 19 Saint Regis Drive N, in Rochester, NY.

Center for the Jewish Future Offers Guidance and Support for Rabbis’ Wives

Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has developed what is believed to be the first formal program at any rabbinical school in America designed to give rabbis’ wives the opportunity to meet with professionals to discuss issues of self, family, and community in a safe and supportive environment. The second Annual “Rebbetzins’ Yarchei Kallah” program will take place from February 12-14 at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck, NJ.

Yeshiva University Students Visit Guatemala to Assist a Developing Community

A group of 14 undergraduate students from Yeshiva University (YU), under the direction of university’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF), traveled to Rabinal, Guatemala, during semester break on a humanitarian aid mission to volunteer in a developing community. The trip was organized in cooperation with American Jewish World Service (AJWS), who also sent two staff members to join the trip.