Matters of Interest Blog

Key Readings on the Atwood Affair

Last week, an article by Shira Hanau in the Jewish Week detailed the core of the Atwood Affair, in which a fourth-year rabbinical student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah was announced to have been denied receiving rabbinical ordination. For further key...

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education to Study the Career Development of Educators in Jewish Institutions of Teaching and Learning, Funded by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) announced the launch of a major project supported by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation for comprehensive research on the pipeline and “career arc” of educators working in...

Morethodoxy Website Refreshes

The website Morethodoxy is seeking to refresh itself, providing new life and content into a nearly decade-old website. In addition to this attempt at refreshing, the creators behind the website have created a Facebook page to help drive traffic to...

Rabbi Dov Linzer will be taking on the public responsibilities of the president, while retaining the title, role, and responsibilities of Rosh HaYeshiva

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Announces Rosh HaYeshivah Assuming School’s Leadership and Names New Executive Director

With the recent departure of Rabbi Asher Lopatin as its president, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) has not named a next president, but has announced that Rabbi Dov Linzer will head YCT, assuming the school’s leadership, while retaining the title,...

Further Eulogies for Professor Yaakov Elman

With Professor Yaakov Elman’s passing a few weeks ago, some initial eulogies came out online prior to his funeral, expressing shock and sadness, as well as admiration for Professor Elman. Since then, he was eulogized at his funeral (recorded and...