Yid Vid: Rappelling Y.U.

Don’t jump! Not even if you have a rope. That’s the message Yeshiva University sent to its students after some daredevils posted a video to YouTube of them rappelling from the Modern Orthodox university’s tallest buildings.

The Florida Jewish News has the full story. The video is below:

According to the paper, Yeshiva’s dean of students sent the following e-mail to the student body:

The rappellers, who apparently were Y.U. students, wore masks in the video. They covertly trained on campus late at night, temporarily disarming building alarms as needed.

For their next adventure, the students, who remain anonymous, say they want to sail to Australia, broadcasting video of their journey to Jewish schools across the country.

“The purpose of this expedition and the videos is to drive home the same point made with the rappelling videos, that being adventurous and being a [religious] Jew are not mutually exclusive,” one of the students wrote to the Florida Jewish News.

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