Kol Hamevaser is the monthly Jewish thought magazine of the Yeshiva University student body. Our primary contributors are undergraduates, although we include input from RIETS Roshei Yeshivah, YU Professors, and outside scholars. In addition to our print magazine, we sponsor special events that include speakers, discussion groups, conferences, and shabbatonim.
Kol Hamevaser was established in 2007-2008 by Mattan Erder, Gilah Kletenik, and David Lasher. It hearkens back to Hamevaser, a newspaper established in the 1960s by the Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY) to compete with The Commentator. It later became a Jewish thought magazine, publishing its issues about twice a year until it was discontinued in 2002.
Today, Kol Hamevaser is dedicated to sparking discussion of Jewish issues on the Yeshiva University campus and beyond. The magazine hopes to facilitate the religious and intellectual growth of its readership. It provides opportunities for young scholars to grow in their intellectual pursuits and mature into confident Jewish leaders.
Meet Our Staff
|Dovi Nadel Hailing from the small town of Southfield, Michigan, Dovi is a proud alumnus of Akiva Hebrew Day School. Following high school, he hid in the Gush for two years and later reemerged on the YU campus. When not in the beit midrash , the heights lounge , or exploring NYC , you can find Dovi sleeping… in the library.
|Eleorah Sandman After graduating from the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, attending Migdal Oz for a year, and coming to Stern, Eleorah is now a junior majoring in what she loves–Jewish Studies. When not in the beit midrash or class, she can be found creatively procrastinating, forging friendships over food in the caf, and trying to get to bed earlier.|
|Alex Maged is a sophomore at Yeshiva College. He attended Yeshivat Lev HaTorah, in Beit Shemesh, and graduated from the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto. Each year that the Maple Leafs fail to win the Stanley Cup (that’s a professional hockey trophy), Alex is further convinced that the future of the Jewish people lies in Israel. His interests include reading, Settlers, Boy Meets World, and comedians Elon Gold and Mitch Hedberg (when they’re clean!) Alex also writes for the Times of Israel and the YU Commentator, and runs What’s Pshat?( http://whatspshat.org/tag/whats-pshat/), an engaging Tanach column reaching over 1000 followers each week.
|Miriam Khukhashvili Miriam is a Senior at Stern College for Women from Queens, NY. She attended Stella K. Abraham HS for girls, followed by Shaalvim for Women. She is majoring in English-the exact track is currently undecided. Miriam’s an avid fan of both Tanakh and the Yankees (respectively) and her hobbies include reading, jigsaw puzzles and eating FroYo.|
|Rafi Miller Rafi is a third-generation native of the Chicago area. The Cubs still have yet to win a World Series since the Miller family arrived. Rafi attended Ida Crown Jewish Academy and Yeshivat Hakotel, and is now in his fourth year at YU, majoring in Mathematics and Physics. He currently runs the websites of The Commentator, The Beacon, and Kol Hamevaser. He enjoys web design, as it happens.|