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The numerous commonalities between India, the world’s largest democracy, and Israel, the smallest, were the subject of a conference, “Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age,” sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies and Institute for Public Health Sciences on March 30-31. The conference brought together academics and political leaders to address the two countries’ ties throughout history and in the current arenas of politics, business and medicine.
Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist and writer on society, politics, and ethics, will present a lecture on “Terrorism and Just War” on March 19 at 7:30 pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. This is the inaugural event of The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University which was founded in 2006 to foster research and public discussion on ethical issues and the integration of ethical analysis into the curriculum throughout all the undergraduate and graduate schools of Yeshiva University (YU).
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, Israel, addressed a packed crowd at Weissberg Commons on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on “Israel’s War Against Terrorism Seen from a Halakhic, Political, and Theological Perspective.” His message to hundreds of students was that “Our common humanity has the power to overcome all barriers.”