Giving Back this Thanksgiving

Food Drive Sign
Sign advertising Food Drive at Bay Shore campus

Touro College has been working with Long Island Cares to ensure that members of our local community have something to be thankful for this year!

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In celebration of Jewish Book Month: Reverence for books in the Jewish tradition

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Jewish Book Month poster, 2014

Reverence and love for Jewish books, as vehicles of transmission of sacred teachings and knowledge and expanding consciousness (mogen gedolut), is found throughout Jewish law and custom.  Many great rabbinic sages note the importance of cherishing Jewish texts, as illustrated by the following remarks: Continue reading

Exams, papers, classes: Don’t stress! Or maybe you should?!?

Take a few moments and listen to Health Psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s powerful TED Talk.  This 14 minute video could help you re-frame your “stress” mindset, and adjust your reaction to the stresses of student life.

http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend
http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

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The Faculty Publication Database

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“The Writing Master” by Thomas Eakins, 1882 (CC0 image via Wikimedia)

Are you a Touro College professor?  Then chances are you’ve published some sort of work, whether it is a book or a journal article.  You may have even had an exhibition of your artwork, or gotten a patent.  If this is the case, we’d like to include your work in the Touro College Faculty Publications Database. Continue reading

Touro College Program Supports Veteran Education

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Showing gratitude to United States Veterans and service members is just the beginning of how Touro College – New York supports our military men, women and families.  The Touro College Veteran’s Program was created to help our service members realize their educational goals. This program allows military veterans, active service members, National Guardsmen and the Reserves, as well as their dependents, the opportunity to continue their education.

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Kristallnacht: Reflection and Remembrance

  (Image from Center for Jewish History via Wikimedia Commons)
Synagogue Eisenach burning, November 1938 (CC0 image via Wikimedia Commons)

Kristallnacht means the “Night of Crystal” or “Night of Broken Glass” 1). It refers to the anti-Jewish attack instigated by the Nazis that took place throughout Germany and Austria from November 9th-10th, 1938. The name comes from the broken glass that resulted from smashed-in windows in Jewish-owned shops, buildings, homes, and synagogues 2. Continue reading

Presentations from the LCW Jewish Studies program

"Dead Sea Scroll Scholar Examination" by Habermann, Abraham Meir, 1901- - http://archive.org/details/scrollsfromdeser00habeuoft. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dead_Sea_Scroll_Scholar_Examination.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Dead_Sea_Scroll_Scholar_Examination.jpg
“Dead Sea Scroll Scholar Examination” by Habermann, Abraham Meir, 1901– (CC0 image via Wikimedia Commons)

The LibGuides system has given Touro Libraries a one-stop location to highlight a handful of the best bets for researching a variety of subjects, but it also allows us to provide more in-depth coverage in our areas of expertise. Continue reading

Reflections from 65 Broadway

The World Trade Center today (Photo courtesy of Annette Carr)
The World Trade Center today (Photo courtesy of Annette Carr)

When the Touro Business Library first opened at 65 Broadway in 2009, the World Trade Center site was still in its early stages of construction. Being only a few blocks from the site, the staff at 65 Broadway has had the great opportunity of seeing the World Trade Center blossom and grow daily before our eyes. It has been interesting to see the transition as the WTC has become revitalized. Continue reading