May 3, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Richard Joel's challenge

Uriel Heilman interviews Y.U. President Richard Joel for the Jerusalem Post
"What are the educational services we need to provide to the community at large in advancement of the Jewish story? What are the array of services that are available to the community that will enhance the impact of ideas we believe in and raise the profile of YU for prospective students?" It's all part of Joel's argument for the significance of a place that is both a yeshiva and a university – Orthodox, yet committed to engagement with modern life.

"We exist to live life modeling certain values," Joel said of YU. "The Orthodox, if they're going to be a light unto the nations, can't retreat."

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