The Men and Women of Jerusalem

Mark Weingarten’s Yom Yerushalayim Valedictorian Address The following has been adapted from Mark Weingarten’s valedictorian address at Yeshiva University’s 2015 commencement on May 17 (Yom Yerushalayim). Thank you Rabbi Joseph, President Joel, honored Roshei Yeshiva, Rabbi Schachter, Rabbi Penner, faculty, families, friends, my fellow graduates. Today marks Yom Yerushalayim, the day that Jerusalem was reclaimed […]

Students Join Protest at Columbia University Over Iranian President’s Speech

When Columbia University announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to speak on its Morningside Heights campus, Yeshiva University students immediately began organizing their protest. Despite being on vacation, at least 30 Yeshiva University students made their voices heard among the hundreds of other activists gathered to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit on Monday.