Rabbi Rolls with the Punches

Former WBA Champion, Yuri Foreman, Shares Religious and Professional Journey with Students To a rapt audience on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus, former World Boxing Association champion Yuri Foreman described his earliest memory of Israel as a ten-year-old oleh [immigrant to Israel]: “The door opened on the plane and this fascinating scent of Israel came in, […]

The Economics of Organ Donation

Harvard Economist Alvin Roth Details Life-Saving Theory at Annual Brody Lecture At first glance, the search for a life-saving kidney donation may not seem to have much to do with economics. But Harvard University Professor Alvin Roth applies to that process the same market principles that drive global trade. It’s all about “a practical application […]

Rabbi Mordechai Willig

Rabbi Willig Reunion Shiur

RIETS Presents May 19 Shiur for Former Students of Rabbi Mordechai Willig Yeshiva University affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) will host a reunion shiur for the talmidim of Rabbi Mordechai Willig on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study, Room 307, 185th Street […]

The Consequences of Toppling Tyrants

Foreign Relations Experts Discuss Revolutions in Middle East and the Implications for American Policy at Robbins-Wilf Lecture As collapsing Middle East governments and unease about United States involvement in Libya dominated news headlines, Bloomberg View Executive Editor and former Assistant Secretary of State James P. Rubin and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E. […]

Ted Merwin delivers Rogoff Lecture

You Are What You Wear

Annual Hillel Rogoff Lecture Focuses on the Connection between Clothes and Jewish Humor Ted Merwin, professor of religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College and chief theater critic for the New York Jewish Week, delivered the annual Hillel Rogoff Memorial Lecture at Stern College for Women on March 31. His talk, “Unbuttoned: Clothes and the […]

Brody Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Alvin Roth, Harvard University Professor and Pioneer of Modern Kidney Exchange Program, to Present at April 11 Lecture Alvin Roth, Harvard University’s George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration, will deliver the annual Alexander Brody Distinguished Lecture in Economics at Yeshiva University on Monday April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The event, entitled “Kidney Exchange: Barter on […]