Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting  “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Dr. Victor Schwartz Appears on National Radio Show Highlighting Mental Health Issues on College Campuses

Dr. Victor Schwartz, Yeshiva University Dean of Students and a national authority on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention on college campuses, shared his expertise on the syndicated Radio Health Journal program Screening College Students for Mental Health Red Flags, which was broadcast May 25 to more than 400 stations across the country.

Students from the Israel Defense Force’s National Defense College Learn About American Orthodox Community at YU

President Richard M. Joel met with 46 faculty members and students from the Israel Defense Force’s National Defense College on Tuesday, April 29 to discuss how Orthodox Jewry fits within the greater context of American Jewish life. The college is Israel’s most elite institution preparing military officers, politicians, and foreign exchange students for senior positions in the IDF and government.