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New Weekly Minyan Strengthens Beren Shabbat Community

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This semester, TAC vice president of Shabbat, Jen van Amerongen, and president of the Shabbat Enhancement Committee, Avital Habshush, have spearheaded a weekly Shabbat minyan on the Beren campus of YU to bring together members of the Beren community during all-women Shabbatot on campus. The initiative began with a trial run last semester, and after […]

Panelists Discuss Future of U.S.-Israel Relationship

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The future of the U.S.-Israel relationship is a question that renews itself with the arrival of each new president. Since Donald Trump has taken office, politicians, pundits and the public have been painstakingly analyzing his statements in an effort to piece together his policy regarding Israel. A panel held by Yeshiva University on March 15th, […]

New Advanced Talmud Class to be Offered at Stern in Fall

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In the Fall 2017 semester, Stern College will be offering a new advanced Talmud class, taught by Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva College Mazer School of Talmudic Studies (MYP) and at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).  Rabbi Ephraim Kanarfogel, chair of Jewish Studies at SCW, explained that the class was […]

Westboro Baptist Church Countered with Protest and Fundraiser, “Happy to See” Pushback

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One month following its press release announcing a “God Hates Your Idols Preaching Tour” stop at Yeshiva University, a group of five Westboro Baptist Church members made their anticipated showing at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday morning. For about forty minutes, the all-female cohort at the street corner held signs printed with statements […]

Group of LGBTQ Allies Responds to Westboro Protest with Counter-Protest

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On a drizzly Monday morning, around a dozen Yeshiva University students came together to counter a demonstration by the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). In response to the Church’s message that “God hates fags,” the group bore their own signs: “CHOSEN people choose love over hate,” “HATE is NOT a YESHIVA VALUE,” and “LGBTQ students are […]

Female Police Officer Visits Stern College

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On March 15th, the Yeshiva University Feminist Club invited policewoman Brittany Pastiglione to share her experiences and thoughts on choosing an occupation dominated, especially in the past, by men, and often perceived as one of the most masculine careers. Pastiglione explained the path she took to get to this profession: though her father was slightly […]

Joel Holds Sentimental, Sometimes Tense Final Beren Town Hall

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President Joel spoke at his last town meeting on the Beren Campus Wednesday, March 22nd to fairly full crowd of students and faculty in Yagoda Commons. After a warm introduction given by SCWSC president Lizzi Peled, President Joel reciprocated the sentiment, proclaiming, “I love you guys. You are just wonderful… and still my children,” as […]

ORA Fellows Educate Students About Agunah Crisis

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On Monday, February 27, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) ran an event on the Wilf Campus titled, “The Agunah Crisis: What Are Our Leaders Doing About It? And Why YOU Should Be Thinking About It.” The event was organized by the four ORA Campus Fellows at Yeshiva University—Liat Clark,  Zach Spero, Kira […]

Schneier Center Holds First Public Diplomacy Workshop for Undergrads

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Students at YU had a chance to train like diplomats on February 15 when the Schneier Center for International Affairs presented its first public diplomacy workshop, featuring Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon and communications specialist Eva Rosenstein. “To tell the story of Israel, and to give the messages is difficult because many individuals have preconceived notions […]

Strong Cake Wars Turnout Raises Funds for Sharsheret

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About 350 Stern and Yeshiva College undergraduates united in Furst Hall on the night of Tuesday, February 21st to participate in the sixth annual Sharsheret Cake Wars. In order to raise money and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer, Cake Wars charges $15 per individual to decorate a cake with a team of friends. The […]