Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, MD, chief rabbi of Rome, Italy, spoke Monday, Dec. 8, at YU on “In the Shadow of the Vatican.” A radiologist, he heads a delegation of Italian Jewish leaders in the US to promote contacts between the American Jewish community and the 25,000 Jews who live in Italy. His afternoon shiur (lecture) was sponsored by RIETS’ Max Stern Division of Communal Services.
In 1928, the building at 2540 Amsterdam Ave. – then known as the Main Building – opened its doors. The first group of YU buildings erected on 186th Street and Amsterdam Avenue and the original home of Yeshiva College, the structure was designed by Charles B. Meyers Associates in a Byzantine style to reflect the Jewish style of architecture. It has been called one of the great romantic structures of its decade by the American Institute of Architects’ Guide to New York City.
You’ve heard this all before, maybe even lived it: Man buys Internet stock. Stock soars. Man buys many more shares. Man becomes a paper multimillionaire, looks in the mirror, sees an infallible genius smiling back. A year later, man is wiped out, grappling with debt and deep depression, and now he sees an idiot every time he shaves.
Dr. Efrem Nulman, senior university dean of students, didn’t spend his Thanksgiving having a quiet meal at home with his family.
Students at YU’s Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB) are getting an insider’s view of the Israeli business world in a new course taught by an Israeli venture capitalist.
It was the worst of halves, it was the best of halves.
About 200 YU students, faculty, and guests packed Gloria and Jesse Weissberg Commons in Belfer Hall on Nov. 19 to hear author Tim O’Brien speak as part of Yeshiva College’s 2003 Book Project.
Yeshiva University president Richard M. Joel helped jump-start the winter sports season at the 7th annual “Mac Madness” night on Nov. 19 at the Max Stern Athletic Center. The president welcomed the crowd and tossed up the ball for the opening tap of the student-faculty basketball game, the centerpiece of the night’s activities.
To Brachie Krausz, a 17-year-old high school senior from Flatbush, Brooklyn, choosing a college is akin to establishing a second home where one can grow and blossom.
Almost a half century ago, C.P. Snow delivered his famous “Two Cultures” lecture lamenting the void between scientific and literary intellectuals. A similar case could have been made for scientists and theologians, two cultures that had been growing apart since at least the Renaissance.