Library Book Talk with Marcelo Broitman

By Zvi Erenyi Collection Development and Reference Librarian Mendel Gottesman Library On Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021, the Yeshiva University Libraries presented the first of their spring 2021 book talks, featuring a discussion between Marcelo Broitman, adjunct professor of Spanish at Yeshiva College, and Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena Alcalay Associate […]

Purim parodies from 1932

Purim, Prohibition, and Puterman’s Cafeteria: Yeshiva College, 1932

By Shulamith Z. Berger Curator of Special Collections and Hebraica-Judaica YU Libraries Even before Yeshiva College’s first graduating class in 1932, before the birth of the Commentator, students were provoking the administration and publishing Purim papers. The Yeshiva News GRAGER depicts a rabbinic style figure standing at a shtender [podium] reading a megillah [book of […]