Saturday, August 08, 2020

Divrei Torah

Holocaust Scholar Coaches YUHS Seniors on “Names Not Numbers” Project

Acclaimed Holocaust scholar and award-winning film producer Dr. Michael Berenbaum returned to the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys to instruct the seniors on technique and the gravity and privilege of interviewing and filming Holocaust survivors as part of the “Names Not Numbers” program.

Mezuzah: A Response to Anti-Semitism

A few weeks ago, I was part of a small group of rabbis and students went to stand in solidarity with the Jews of Paris. The attack on the Super Casher is just one of a string of anti-semitic attacks on world Jewry. I noted that the Jews in Paris vacillated between displaying their Judaism proudly and hiding their Jewish markers out of fear.

Beyond Exodus: On the Multi-Dimensional Character of the Israelites

From the text of Parshat Bo: 10: And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were very afraid; and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. 11: And they said unto Moses: “Were there no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away

New WIJS Program at Young Israel of New Rochelle

New Rochelle—Women’s Initiative for Jewish Studies (WIJS) is a new program with the mission of introducing outstanding women Jewish studies scholars to the Westchester (and beyond) community.  This ongoing program will feature speakers from both the United States and Israel through a series of weeknight lectures held

Ferkauf Graduate School Wins Innovative Training Award

New York–Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Older Adult Program has received the 2014 Innovative Training Award from the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs. The national award, created in 2011, is given to one program each year that demonstrates excellence and creativity in

YI Scarsdale: Please Save the Date for Tikkun Olam

Scarsdale—Teens and adults who would like to do some Tikkun Olam by caring for the homeless are asked to save Saturday evening, February 28 so they can participate in  MIDNIGHT RUNS--one for teens and one for adults

Midnight Run is a Westchester organization that, for 20 years, has been organizing

Five Rashis, Beshalach: Success and Failure at Accepting Hashem’s Help

A project in memory of Baruch Leib HaKohen b. Mordechai Yidel ve-Dobba Chaya

I’m not sure there’s a big theme this week. If there is, it’s that we begin to see the complications of living in a world where Hashem is there and helping, but we are meant to make our contributions as

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