Featured Stories tagged with "Lander College for Men"

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Students, staff and rebbeim at Lander College for Men/Beis Medrash L\'Talmud gathered to say goodbye to Rabbi Berzon as he heads home to Israel to be with his family and to start a community kollel in Jerusalem. Rabbi Sacks spoke about how Rabbi Berzon is living example of someone who loves to learn and who is relentless in his pursuit of knowledge of Torah, spending day and all night in the beis medrash. A real role model for the guys, it’s a bittersweet tzeitchem l’shalom.    
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Known for his keen perception and for giving really good guidance and eitzah, Lander students were excited to welcome the Kaliver Rebbe yesterday, in honor of Rosh Chodesh Iyyar. The special Rosh Chodesh breakfast featured a sumptuous feast of hash-browns, pancakes, eggs, and french-toast; and an inspiring dvar torah from the Kaliver Rebbe on how Yosef’s release from prison set the stage for the Jews leaving Egypt.
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Another fun annual end-of-year Shabbaton was enjoyed by all. With sunny skies, a clear basketball court, plenty of green grass for football and soccer and pool ready and waiting, how could anyone not enjoy. Rabbi Shmulewitz, as usual, was parked by the lake, “fishing, not catching.” Students stopped by to throw out a line.
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On Wednesday, the Lander College Bioethics Society held its inaugural lecture called “M.D.: To Be or Not to Be. A Halachic Perspective.” Rabbi Dr. Howard Apfel, a board certified pediatric cardiologist at Columbia University Medical Center and an expert in the field of medical ethics, spoke about whether a Jew is allowed to become a doctor. As Rabbi Apfel said at the beginning, it’s pretty obvious how he holds given that he’s a doctor, but the issue isn’t so cut and dry.
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On Sunday, just before the graduation ceremony, Lander College for Men hosted an awards reception to celebrate the occasion. Dr. Mark Hasten, Chairman of the Board at Touro College, gave a warm welcome; Rav Yonason Sacks, Rosh HaYeshiva of Beis Medrash L\'Talmud offered divrei bracha and using a debate in the Talmud about Pesach Sheni, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Sokol, dean of Lander College for Men, explored the three great challenges of leadership and responsibility Lander graduates will be called upon to meet as they leave the halls of Lander and go out into the world. Roles and responsibilities he knows Lander College for Men has prepared them for well.
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And remind the graduates that while they should take what they\'ve learned at Lander College for Men with them, hopefully they will never truly leave the yeshiva and will be back often to keep in touch. 
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A little advice from those who have just graduated from Lander College for Men. Some things they learned along the way and a warm welcome to the family.
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To sing Hallel and praise Hashem as He should be praised, we need to truly experience the freedom of Pesach. To understand the story of Pesach, we need to step back and appreciate the big picture. But therein lies the challenge - telling the story of the Exodus, experiencing it\'s freedom and seeing the whole story. Listen to Rabbi Sacks\' pre-Pesach shiur
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Touro College students at Lander College for Men, Lander College for Women and Lander College of Arts & Sciences, along with Machon l\'Parnassa, and School for Lifelong Education, celebrated their graduation at Touro\'s 39th commencement exercises at Lincoln Center. Congratulations to the class of 2013. And a very special mazal tov to Dean Robert Goldschmidt on the conferral of a much deserved honorary doctorate.
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Smoke and cheers were in the air on Sunday as Lander students celebrated Lag B\'Omer with gourmet barbecue, courtesy of master chef Tzvi Norowitz (the secret is in the sauce) and ‘shiur’ basketball tournaments. Rabbi Sacks, Rabbi Shmulewitz and Rabbi Tannenbaum stood on the sidelines cheering on their ‘shiur’ as their students competed against one another, and kollel, on the basketball court. Rabbi Mirsky joined his students on the court to fight for the title. In the end, only Rabbi Sacks’ shiur and the Rabbis Mirsky & Berzon shiur combo were left standing. Rabbi Mirsky’s and Rabbi Berzon’s shiurim emerged victorious. Wives and kids came out to cheer and eat. God arranged for the gorgeous day.