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The Obligation to Bear Testimony

The “Oxford Dictionary of Quotations” states that one of the most oft-cited quotations is the phrase, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”   The quote is attributed to various people over the centuries including Edmund Burke and John Stuart Mills as far back as the 17th […]

A Letter to Coach Halpert

To read this letter to the February 11 2014 Commentator please click below:  A Letter to Coach Halpert

Coach Halpert Nets 400th Win

Coach Halpert Nets 400th Win

With Milestone Victory, Jonathan Halpert Joins Elite Group of NYC Basketball Coaches Yeshiva University’s Dr. Jonathan Halpert became just the seventh men’s basketball coach in New York City history to record his 400th career victory on Thursday night, December 6 at the Max Stern Athletic Center—on the same court dedicated less than one year ago in […]

Coach Halpert Nets 400th Win
A Unique Defense

A Unique Defense

Coach Jonathan Halpert Recruits from Israel as His Way of Thanking Those That Served in the IDF To the average fan, it is no more than another mediocre basketball game in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. However, for Dr. Jonathan Halpert it means a whole lot more. For Halpert, the Yeshiva University […]

A Unique Defense

Welcome to JonathanHalpert.com

Come join me in exploring the unique history of YU basketball using information culled from official documents, photo archives, contemporaneous media and anecdotal eye-witness accounts.

Relive and celebrate past achievements and share in current highlights as they occur. Join in discussions and debates of current sports issues and how back-page headlines and ESPN highlights impact on our own orthodox Jewish community’s student athletes, parents and educators.

Come read our monthly guest column which will feature the insights and opinions of communal leaders and former YU players regarding the issues that impact the sports world of the orthodox community.

The website has been designed to capture the spirit of yeshiva basketball and to that end includes pictures of past teams, action photos of former players, scores of all games played since 1930, excerpts of game videos featuring exciting milestone performances and last second victories.

The website will not be restricted to past accomplishments but will be continually updated to include current performances.

It is my hope that you the former players, parents, fans and supporters will enhance the site by sharing your photos, videos, “moments” and insights.

I look forward to hearing from you. Let’s Go MACS! Johnny

Sam Hartstein, z”l-In Memoriam

17 July 2014

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Mr. Sam Hartstein, z”l who served for over five decades as the Director of Yeshiva University’s Department of Public Relations. Sam (as he was affectionately known), who passed away this past week,  a few weeks shy of his ninety-third birthday, […]

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Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award

24 April 2014

It is my pleasure to announce that the Mens Basketball team has been awarded the very prestigious Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award for the third time.  (1980-81; 1996-97; 2013-14).  The Schoenfeld Award is named for Sam Schoenfeld, one of the founding members of the College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA), who passed away suddenly in 1956. The CBOA […]

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Mazal Tov!

13 April 2014

We wish a big mazal tov to Dovie Hoffman and his entire family on the recent engagement of his sister  Hayley ( a long time fan) to Mr Eli Creeger. We wish a big mazal tov to Benny  Silver and his entire family on his recent engagement to Ms. Chirlie Sabbah from Los Angeles. And last […]

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Baruch Dayan Emes – Ruth Hoffman A”H

13 April 2014

We offer sincere condolence to Mr Stanley Hoffman   on the passing of his mother Ruth Hoffman (Rivka bat Menachem Mendel v’ Feige) as well as to Dovie, and the entire Hoffman family.  Mrs and Mrs Hoffman were loyal supporters of the team who traveled at least twice a year to NY to watch Dovie and the team […]

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