View from YU: March 22, 2019

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In Solidarity with New Zealand

“When I looked for good, evil came to me, and when I waited for light, then came darkness.”
—Job 30:26

It was with grief-stricken incomprehension that we learned of the cold-blooded murder of 50 people at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. As over a hundred of our Muslim cousins gathered in their mosques for prayer, an act of faith that represents humanity at its best, a cowardly terrorist opened fire on them, an act of barbarism exposing humanity at its worst.

The Yeshiva University community across the world stands in solidarity with all people of conscience against Islamophobia and bigotry and hatred of any kind. May the families of the fallen find comfort and strength in the days to come.

Dr. Ari Berman, President
Yeshiva University

News and Events

Rabbi Daniel Stein Principal Honoree at RIETS Gala

He will be honored for being appointed to the Perez and Frieda Friedberg Chair in Talmud.

Purim Celebrated Across YU Campuses

Students, faculty and staff dressed up and stepped out in this annual holiday festival.

Yeshiva University Delegation Heads to AIPAC

Dr. Ari Berman will join students, alumni, faculty and professionals at AIPAC and speak in a panel discussion, “Why A Jewish State?”

Two Noted Scholars Examine the 16th President

The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought presented “Lincoln and Leadership.”

Shalhevet High School’s Firehawks Win Again

The 28th Annual Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament featured 20 teams from across the country.

Restoring Stolen Art to its Rightful Owners

A YU Legal Professionals networking event covered the decades-long battle to right a historical wrong.

NYC Council Member Speaks with Sy Syms Students

Mark Gjonaj, chair of the Small Business Committee, spoke about his goals and aspirations.

China and Israel: How Did Ancient States Emerge?

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies presented archaeological findings in China and Israel.

A Challenge to the Ideology of Individualism

Dr. Roger Ames highlighted philosophical affinities between Judaism and Confucianism.

YU Real Estate Executive Circle Travels West

There is no hotter New York City real estate market than Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side.

Israeli Companies Discuss Big Data and Real Estate

The Wall Street Group and Real Estate Professionals take on technology disruption.

Career Center Holds Ninth Annual Women in Business Initiative

Nineteen students met with 19 mentors to discuss internships, jobs and the future.

Two Panel Discussions on the Media and New York Stories

Eight YU faculty discussed the future of the media and told stories about New York City.

In the News

The Secret Political History of Queen Esther

Rabbi Ari Lamm writes about how the story of Purim has shaped our most contentious debates (Tablet).

Combating Misinformation About Vaccinations

Dr. Josefa Steinhauer, associate professor of biology, was a consultant for the video “Fool House Rock: Anti-Vaxx Fallacies” (New York Times).

Antitrust, Facebook and Tech Integration

Dr. Sam Weinstein, assistant professor of law at Cardozo Law School, spoke about antitrust and competition implications for Facebook (KCBS).

Three Brothers, Three Rabbis, One Award

The Goldberg brothers will jointly receive the Emerging Leadership Award at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Gala dinner (Jewish Standard).