YU’s Nationally Ranked Basketball Team & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Yeshiva U Men’s Basketball Earns First National US Ranking
The Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked in the US’s Division III Top 25 for the first time. In the D3hoops.com’s poll, released Monday, the Maccabees are ranked No. 24, one spot ahead of Brandeis, a Jewish-sponsored, nonsectarian research university.

Toronto Charity Creates Robot to Entertain, Educate Kids Who Can’t Go to School Due to Severe Illnesses
Zenbo the companion robot is a pilot project from Toronto-based charity Chai Lifeline Canada, which supports families with children going through serious illness, with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The googly-eyed robot is designed to entertain kids stuck at home or in the hospital, even helping them with their school work.

Orthodox Jewish Women Take A New Lead In Talmud Study In Israel
Among devout Orthodox Jews, the intense study of Talmud is no longer just a man’s world. Women are increasingly delving into this central religious work, and American expats in Israel are at the forefront of the trend.

Kosher Coffee Shop Chocolatte Comes to Franklin Avenue
While the shops primarily serve the Orthodox Jewish community, Chocolatte welcomes anybody enticed by its vegetarian, Israeli-leaning menu of sandwiches, salads, and pastries, made entirely in-house at each location. “We’re supporting the same cause that the Chabad enterprise is building – to support Judaism around the world.”

The Rabbi Goes West
“The Rabbi Goes West” is about a charismatic Chabadnik from Brooklyn who uproots himself and his family from all that’s familiar and moves to the Wild West. The Bruks’ mission might be to change Jews, by asking them to do more mitzvahs, but, not surprisingly, the power of Big Sky country changes them, too.

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