More than six decades after the Holocaust, and after thousands of books and countless hours of research and testimony, one is tempted to believe that this dreadful period in Jewish history doesn’t have any more secrets to reveal. But even a broad, thoroughly researched period such as the Shoah has unexplored crevices. One of these is the rescue of Jews by Arabs.
Have you ever wondered why the foam on a pint of Guinness lingers while the foam on a pint of lager rapidly dissolves? It turns out the answer is so complicated that for more than half a century, no one has made significant headway in understanding it–until now.
In a moving ceremony at Houston’s United Orthodox Synagogue, the investiture of Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh as the first occupant of the Ruth Buchbinder Mitzner Chair in Talmud and Jewish Law at the Yeshiva University in Israel campus took place on April 14.
Marc Milstein has been appointed vice president, information technology and chief information officer at Yeshiva University.
Joyce Tessel worried about the relevance of her class project. The 18-year-old senior at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) “didn’t understand why talking to Holocaust survivors” and others who were connected to World War II, could be important to her young life. “But I was so wrong,” she said.
Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute, an expert on US Middle East Policy, and author of “Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands,” will speak about the role Arabs played in saving Jews from the Holocaust at 8PM at the Schottenstein Cultural Center of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women on April 25th, 239 E. 34th St., (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.) He will discuss the real-life stories reported in his book, and how best to use these stories to combat Holocaust denial in Arab and Muslim countries. The program is sponsored by the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program at Stern College for Women.
Henry Kaufman, better known as Dr. Doom to economists, cautioned Yeshiva University graduates about the dangers of runaway credit at an alumni event on Wall Street last month.
To commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), this year on Sunday, April 15, Yeshiva University’s Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS) facilitated and moderated a two-hour video conference between Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, and six AMODS-networked schools in the United States and Canada.
This year’s annual Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) Auction at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was a stunning success, raising approximately $260,000 from auctioned items, sponsors, and other gifts. A total of $560,000, which included a grant from the David Berg Foundation and other funds, will award $4,000 stipends to 140 students who will work in unpaid summer jobs in the public sector.
Millard S. Drexler (left), chairman of the J. Crew Group, was one of the CEOs who were invited to speak at Sy Syms School of Business’s Spring 2007 Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. Each week during the spring semester, a business personality addressed Sy Syms students and alumni.