NYU Holds Secret Anti-Israel Conference

American Studies department event betrays university’s academic principles

After 22 Years as Chief Rabbi of the U.K., Jonathan Sacks Wants To Go Global

He’ll teach in New York, lecture around the world, and publish more books to foster ‘a new generation of Jewish leadership’

Former UK Chief Rabbi to Teach at Yeshiva University and NYU

Jonathan Sacks appointed professor of Jewish thought at both schools

Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court

A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father

Chen Arrives in U.S., Cohen at His Side

NYU law professor is close to recently freed blind Chinese activist

Meet Jerry Cohen, Blind Activist Chen’s U.S. Link

NYU Law professor is once again in the middle of U.S.-China affairs

Shiva for a Beastie Boy

Adam Yauch, who died Friday, was a pioneering hip-hop star, a talented MC, and something rarer: a mensch

Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

Vigor Juice

Jews and Booze, a fascinating new history of Prohibition-era bootleggers, barmen, rabbis, and cops, picks up where HBO’s Boardwalk Empire leaves off

A Sderot Bomb Shelter, as Art

A screaming comes across Washington Square Park

Guess Who’s Coming to Shul

A Monday morning blind item

Survivor

There are thousands of destitute Holocaust survivors living in the New York area

Who Is Joining NYU in the Gulf?

Branch President, leading professor are Jews

Jewish-Studies Money With Strings Attached

Foundation wants secular Jews studied; some schools refuse

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