Steeped in Torah and Tefila

Students Immerse Themselves in 18 Hours of Continuous Learning During Annual Torahthon For 18 hours straight on October 10, Yeshiva University students immersed themselves in intense Torah learning to spiritually prepare for Yom Kippur, stopping only to pray. Called a Torahthon, the day featured shiurim [lectures] with more than 20 Roshei Yeshiva on topics that ranged […]

YU Presents New Semester of Community Beit Midrash Program

Two Weekly Courses Explore Jewish Holidays and Evolving Relationship of Medicine and Jewish Law Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) will present a new semester of its Community Beit Midrash Program beginning February 10 with a six-week series of talks by two faculty members, Rabbi Kenneth Brander, vice president for university and community life at YU, and […]

Maccabeats Release "Book of Good Life"

YouTube Sensation A Capella Group’s Latest Song Celebrates the Spirit of the High Holidays The Maccabeats, the popular all-male a capella group comprised of current and former Yeshiva University students, have released their newest song, “Book of Good Life,” in time for the upcoming High Holiday season. The song parodies OneRepublic’s “Good Life” and follows in […]

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock calls foul on ESPN’s decision to reschedule the Red Sox-Yankees game after the start of Yom Kippur

Once again, a major American sports enterprise has to be reminded that the religious interests of this country’s Jews, loyal both to their home teams and to their faith, demand respect. ESPN has apparently prevailed upon Major League Baseball to move the starting time of the Red Sox-Yankees game to 8 p.m. on the eve of Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, inconveniencing those who observe this holiday.