Renowned ethicist and political philosopher Onora O’Neill will present a lecture on “Broadening Bioethics: Clinical Ethics, Public Health, and Global Health” on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm at the Yeshiva University Museum/Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University (YU) and the NYU Center for Bioethics.
Dr. James Otteson, professor of economics and philosophy and director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College, has been named the first place winner of the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his seminal book Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The awards are among the largest in the publishing industry, with the top prize of $50,000 exceeding that of both the Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Awards.
Jeffrey Glanz, Ed.D, has been appointed the inaugural occupant of the Stanley and Raine Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values in Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University (YU).
An analysis of how Jewish law and ethics affect scientific advances and research formed the backdrop of an October 24 panel discussion “When Man Creates Man: Assisted Reproduction, Cloning, and Stem Cell Research through the Prism of Halacha and Ethics.”
At Teaneck, NJ’s Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel earlier this week (June 7) affirmed YU’s role as a “fountainhead” of Modern Orthodoxy, emphasizing engagement—in education and community—in both the Jewish and secular worlds.
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.