City-funded sentries will soon be guarding yeshivas in New York’s five boroughs. The first-in-the-nation move is a major victory for Orthodox advocates after a year of tough political defeats.
Sometimes in life, if you don’t get a barrel of gold, you should be satisfied with a salted herring. During his ill-fated time in Yeshiva, Michael Orbach learned the meaning of that proverb — the hard way.
Despite its executives’ checkered record, Jewish agencies saw no problem in referring homeless men to the seedy boarding house with an elementary school below. Then, two men turned up dead at Yeshiva Gedolah Academy.
New York police now believe a fellow student or faculty member murdered a yeshiva student in his dormitory in 1986.
A firebomb believed to have been thrown at two Israeli yeshiva students in New York City was actually aimed at a Muslim food truck vendor, police said.
Yeshiva U. trumpeted a plan to offload its money-losing medical school. But documents obtained by the Forward suggest the flagship Modern Orthodox institution may have given away millions more to close the deal than it claimed.
Yeshiva University has finalized an agreement to transfer the operations and finances of its medical school to the Montefiore Health System.
Bethany Mandel is cheering New York City’s decision to investigate 39 religious schools. The young Orthodox mom explains why we should all support the move — especially after Faigy Mayer’s tragic death.
When Anna Katsnelson, a Soviet refugee, came to the States with her Jewish family in 1989, her immigrant parents heard wild tales about unhygienic yeshivas and public schools rife with sex, drugs and HIV. The solution? Send the girl to Catholic school instead.
Jewish leaders are joining a push to get New York to fund security guards at religious schools, including yeshivas. The City Council overwhelmingly backs the $50 million plan but Mayor Bill de Blasio is non-committal and police say it’s not necessary.