Honors Program Presents International Conference on Messianism on April 3 Throughout the ages, Jews have dreamt of the coming of the Messiah. This yearning for the arrival of a redemptive age, included by some Jewish thinkers as a tenet of faith, served as a beacon of hope in times of crisis and led to many remarkable […]
Jeffrey Gurock Featured on BBC’s One Block in Harlem Documentary Around the world the name Harlem is synonymous with people’s knowledge of the black experience in America – it means ghetto, cultural achievement, political activism and impoverished despair. But in the last decade the area has been going through dramatic changes. First, former President, Bill Clinton, […]
Dr. Kaplan Voted Professor of the Year by Students
Debra Kaplan, PhD, assistant professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University, has recently been named the Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Memorial Professor of Jewish History. The prestigious appointment marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Dr. Churgin, a renowned scholar of Jewish history and an influential leader in YU’s early history.
Yeshiva University hosted a one-day professional development seminar for Jewish history teachers on June 15. Three scholars presented new research in Jewish history, for use in shaping courses and classes.
A tailor from Czechoslovakia arrives in America before World War I, leaving his wife and five children behind until he finds work.
Yeshiva University students, alumni, and faculty will mark 350 years of Jewish life in America at a celebration April 20 that features historical and literary readings.