YU faculty reflect on Charlottesville


On erev Shabbat following the disturbances on Aug. 11–12 Charlottesville, Virginia, Yeshiva University distributed reflections on these events written by seven members of its faculty, from RIETS to the undergraduate and graduate schools.

YU President Dr. Ari Berman, in his contribution, urged the YU community to "use this weekend as an opportunity to think deeply about the terrible events of last week, and consider how to respond moving forward."

The Jewish Star features abridged versions of five of the YU articles. Click a headline below to read each one.

Judaism's radical innovation. By Dr. Ari Berman, President, Yeshiva University

Dangers of racism in Jewish law and thought. By Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS

Places of memory: Paris, Rome, Jerusalem and Charlottesville. By Srteven Fine, Director, Center for Israel Studies

A legal scholar's perspective. By Julie Suk, professor of law, Cardozo School of Law

Living true north. By Dr. Danielle Wozniak, Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Link here for full versions of all seven articles.