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The Real Information Behind GPATS Changes

The recent Commentator article entitled New Proposed Changes to GPATS Threaten Women’s Learning at Yeshiva University created quite a stir in the YU community and beyond. However, the article failed to include any authoritative sources ... Read More

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Gila Manolson Responds to The Magic Touch: Banning the Right Books

Dear YU Observer: A year ago, someone forwarded to me the February 19, 2013 article by Tali Adler about my book The Magic Touch, entitled “The Magic Touch: Banning the Right Books.” I didn’t reply because, aside from the ... Read More

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In Conversation with Scholar of Jewish Studies Malka Simkovich, Stern ‘04

What year did you graduate YU, and what did you major in during your time here? I graduated Stern in 2004 with a double major – one in Jewish Studies, concentrating in Bible, and a shaped major in Music Theory. What have you done ... Read More

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Dr. Raffel: A Teacher, A Mentor, A Friend, An Inspiration

There are so many things that Dr. Charles Raffel was for his students every year.  Beyond simply his personal and professional accomplishments, Dr. Raffel had a profound effect on the students who took his classes – whether they were ... Read More

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Does Money Empower or Victimize?

Perhaps one of the most opinionated writers of the twentieth century has been the beloved, hated, and all-around controversial Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and many others. Her strong libertarian views have assisted ... Read More