21 September 2006

YCT Students Attend Rally at UN

Yonah Berman, Rabbi Seth Braunstein, Avidan Friedman, and Drew Kaplan at the rally at the Un on 20 September 2006On Monday 20 September 2006, about a dozen YCT students (including some graduates, as well) attended the rally at the UN, attended by dozens of thousands of people, including many Jews.Drew Kaplan, Rabbi Yossi Pollak, and Ira Dounn at the rally at the Un on 20 September 2006

19 September 2006

Rabbi David Hartman Speaks at YCT

Rabbi Avi Weiss introducing Rabbi Dr. David Hartman before he speaksOn 18 September 2006, Rabbi Dr. David Hartman came and spoke to the students and faculty of YCT. He spoke on a variety of issues, focusing primarily on the rabbinate and the challenges that lay ahead in the diaspora for rabbis and for the necessity of good rabbis. There were others, of course, including Orthodoxy. It was certainly an interesting talk.

YCT Students Attend Darfur Rally

Rabbi Avi Weiss speaking with Yerachmiel Shapiro at the Darfur rallyOn Sunday 17 September, about a dozen YCT students attended the rally for Darfur in Central Park (pictured is Rabbi Avi Weiss speaking to third-year student Yerachmiel Shapiro at the rally). As opposed to the previous Darfur rally which YCT students attended in DC, this was a smaller rally and, of course, also closer to many of the students.
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17 September 2006

YCT begins Eighth Year

On Monday 28 August 2006, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah began its eighth year of school. For the second year in a row, classes are being held at the Kraft Center, also home of the Columbia Hillel.
There were several chevre-building activities to go along with the onset of learning in the first week, including a softball game (of which Benji has a few pictures (see the eight entries from 31 August)). For further pictures I have taken thus far from this year at YCT, see here.
This year's focus for halakhah for years 2-4 is on niddah.