YU In The News

A study by Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg of Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future finds that Modern Orthodox rabbis are struggling even as the community gets wealthier (Forward).

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik discussed the question of “Was Alexander Hamilton Jewish?” with law professor Andrew Porwancher at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California (Jewish Journal).

The Jewish Standard reports on two YU winter break missions that took students to opposite sides of the world—exploring Israeli innovation with entrepreneurs and tech industry leaders, and deepening their understanding of Jewish communal issues across the Midwest.

Maccabees senior forward Michal Alge set a new school-record with her 832nd career rebound this week (The Boston Globe).

Michael Strauss, interim dean of Sy Syms school of Business, discussed the school’s unique executive MBA program with Nachum Segal on “JM in the AM

The Jewish Week reports on a recent rabbinic compensation and benefits survey commissioned by the Center for the Jewish Future.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Aaron Wright spoke to the New York Law Journal about covering blockchain in law school syllabi.

YU’s annual Seforim Sale, North America’s largest Jewish book sale, runs through February 25 (The Jewish Standard).

The Wall Street Journal cites research led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Joseph Sparano on the effectiveness of chemotherapy for women with early-stage breast cancer.

The Baltimore Jewish Times interviews Joshua Zimmerman, Eli and Diana Zborowski Professor in Holocaust Studies and East European Jewish History, about Poland’s new Holocaust bill.

Rabbi Ozer Glickman, rosh yeshiva at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, writes in The Jewish Standard about the risks of discussing religion and politics on social media.

Doron Stern has been appointed Yeshiva University vice president of communications (The 5 Towns Jewish Times & The Jewish Voice).

Rabbi Hayyim Angel, instructor of Bible and author of Keys to the Palace: Essays Exploring the Religious Value of Reading the Bible is profiled in The Jewish Standard.

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, tells the Claremont Review of Books about his latest online course, a series of lectures on the Jews’ relationship to the founding of the U.S.

YU Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Menachem Genack presented a lecture on Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address (The Jewish Standard).

The Jerusalem Post includes “Was Hamilton Jewish?,” a presentation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, as one of the top activities in Jerusalem.

Gabriel Leifer was named to D3hoops.com team of the week and Skyline Conference rookie of the week.

Sy Syms School of Business Dean Michael Strauss keynoted Hillel Yeshiva High School’s Annual Follow Your Dreams program (Jewish Image Magazine, p.160,162).

Rabbi Gideon Shloush, instructor in Jewish studies at Stern College for Women, writes about his recent experience at the Vatican (Philadelphia Jewish Voice).

Dr. Chaim Nissel will address adults at a teen suicide prevention symposium on February 25 sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Center for Jewish Education and Jewish Family Service. (Texas Jewish Post, pgs. 2, 10).

Following the tragic shooting school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Dr. Lawrence Siegel, dean of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, writes about the need for increased mental health care funding (NY Daily News).

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, writes about U.S. Vice President Michael Pence’s address to the Knesset in The Wall Street Journal.

Internationally bestselling novelist Nicole Krauss will deliver this year’s Hillel Rogoff Memorial Lecture on February 6 (Jewish Standard & Jewish Voice).

In The Times of Israel, Rabbi Benjamin Blech, professor of Talmud, writes that we can all learn from the recent incident of the mistaken ballistic missile alert in Hawaii.

Aaron Wright, founder of the Blockchain Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, tells the Washington Post that companies like Kodak are looking to make a quick profit from the developing technology.

Yechiel Malik speaks to the Jewish Telegraph Agency about the opportunity provided him by the Katz School’s associate of science management degree program.

The NY Jewish Week interviews Dr. Steven Fine, Dean Churgin Professor of Jewish History and director of the Center for Israel Studies, about the removal of public monuments.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Dr. Karen Bonuck explains her research on ADHD and sleep disorders in children on FOX5.

Dr. Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History, doesn’t believe that the faith of Eric Greitens, governor of Missouri, is an obstacle to his running for president (The Forward).

Cantor Sherwood Goffin of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music attests to the ubiquity of “Shalom Aleicham” (The NY Jewish Week).

Tova Rosenberg, director of Hebrew language and special programs for the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/YU High School for Boys, praises the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn (U.S. News & World Report).

Eric Goldman, adjunct professor of cinema, reviews Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult in The Jewish Standard.

Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, adjunct professor of Jewish history, asks if the U.K. and the United States might have intervened in the Holocaust sooner (The Jerusalem Post).

5 Towns Jewish Times reports on YUConnects, the popular relationship-building initiative of the CJF.