YU In The News

Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Chief Rabbi Dr. Isaac Abraham and Jelena (Rachel) Alcalay Chair in Sephardic Studies, suggests that the Spanish Inquisition wouldn’t have objected to celebrated paintings of Old Testament figures that were produced at the time (National Catholic Reporter).

A student with Down Syndrome shares his sense of fulfillment as a participant in the Makor College Experience Program at YU (The Jewish Week).

Research by Dr. Tamar Avnet, associate professor of marketing at Sy Syms, suggests that paying less attention to the clock can not only make us happier—it can actually make us more productive (Southern Living).

Howard S. Schiffman, director of the Cardozo Law School Masters Program in Data and Privacy Law, argues that the United States needs better regulations on data privacy (Washington Post).

Dr. Sharon Poctzer, chair of the strategy and entrepreneurship department at the Sy Syms School of Business, shares two things successful sharing economy companies are doing now (Inc.).

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Professor Ed Zalinksy argues that current laws should be changed so international sellers must collect taxes in all states in which they do business (Washington Post).

YU’s Makor College Experience provides a post-high school academic program for individuals with disabilities. It recently completed a successful inaugural year (Jewish Link of New Jersey).

Rabbi Lawrence Hajioff, instructor in Jewish studies at Stern College for Woman, had a favorable review of his book, The Future: A Guide to the Jewish Messiah, Israel, and the End of Days, in the Jewish Link of New Jersey.

The New York Times, the Jewish Link of New Jersey, New York Jewish Week, the Jewish Standard, and the Forward all had touching tributes to Rabbi Ozer Glickman, who passed away suddenly on March 19.

Roberts Tufts, adjunct instructor in management at Sym Syms School of Business, and a cancer survivor working with Patients Rising to advocate for better access to quality cancer care, was quoted in a Boston Globe article, “Everyone wants to kill generic drug loophole — except drug makers and some GOP leaders.” He stated that “what I worry is that in pursuit of budget cost savings, Congress may jeopardize the safety of life-saving medications patients depend on for treatment.”

In a new book, Stern College Professor Chuck Freilich warns that while Israel’s as secure as it’s ever been, that could change quickly (Times of Israel).

Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob, associate clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, suggests that nondairy milks might not be as healthy as we might think (Reader’s Digest).

In a New York Times op-ed, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Professor Peter Markowitz writes that state and local law enforcement can stay out of the federal deportation agenda.

In February, over 400 student delegates from 47 yeshiva high schools and community day schools in three countries took part in the 28th annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations conference (Jewish Link).

Roberts Tufts, adjunct instructor in management at Sym Syms School of Business, and a cancer survivor working with Patients Rising to advocate for better access to quality cancer care, wrote an op-ed for The Hill against the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act, which he believes may jeopardize the safety and affordability of life-saving medications. The op-ed came out of his participation in Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill and at the National Institutes of Health advocating on issues of importance to those suffering from rare diseases.

Yeshiva University and several nearby communities will be celebrating the 25th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, with a special pre-Pesach yom iyun on March 11, 2018, along with various shiurim in multiple locations (Jewish Link of New Jersey, New Jersey Jewish Standard & The Jewish Star).

Sam Apple ’16YC shares how YU granted him the invaluable opportunity to learn Torah from an array of world-renowned rabbis and teachers while still preparing him to succeed in his dream role as a doctor (Times of Israel).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Professor Dr. Shelby Harris offers some tips for healthier sleeping habits in Popular Science.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat, representative of New York’s 13th congressional district, visited YU ’s Wilf Campus to discuss community engagement opportunities with YU President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and Andrew Lauer, vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel at YU (Harlem World Magazine).

Rabbi Gideon Shloush, an adjunct professor at Stern College for Women and mentor at RIETS, reflects on his unique meeting with the Pope as president of the New York Board of Rabbis (Jewish Link of New Jersey).

The Center for the Jewish Future and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary recently launched “Drashas and Shiurim: From Good to Great,” a continuing rabbinic education course that provides communal, campus, and outreach rabbis with the tools they need to deliver engaging drashas and shiurim (5 Towns Jewish Times).

The New York Times, NY1 and The New York Post report on the incredible Cinderella run that has led the Macs to today’s NCAA tournament for the first time in University history.

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.