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posted Dec 15, 2013, 3:15 PM by Josh   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 3:15 PM ]

Science and Art Intersect in Anatomy

By Dr. Mark Yates

Yerucham Levin (left) and Gershon Vegh (right) complete the first part of their artistic Anatomy project with a rendering of the skeletal system.

To augment their Anatomy and Physiology studies, the young men are using hands-on activities to further their knowledge of anatomical structure through a recreating each of the major body systems in life-sized illustrations of the muscle, nervous, circulatory, and other systems.


Medical art has long been a major learning tool in the health sciences, including the work of the great 20th century medical illustrator, Frank Netter M.D. However, its history extends much further back to the time of scientist/artist Leonardo Da Vinci who made astoundingly accurate drawings of gross human anatomy that have been used by many medical students ever since. 


The next time you are at the Yeshiva come by the 12th grade classroom and take a look at the medical illustration project in process.

The upperclassmen's Nervous System (left) and Muscular System (right) drawings.

Stocks and Bonds

By Mr. Edwin Hall

Mr. Warga (left) discusses stocks and bonds with (clockwise from upper-left) Yechezkel Estreicher, Gershon Vegh, Tzvi Berkowitz, Mr. Hall, and Michoel Bornstein.
Recently, Mr. Warga visited the Personal Finance class and spoke about timing and value of investing. He showed students several computer charts tracking the rise and fall of the DOW Jones Industrial Average since 2000 and illustrated how buying stocks at various points in time can yield different results. He also spoke about the value of different types of investments such as stocks, precious metals, and cash and how these investments are valued differently by different people. 

Mr. Warga also gave an account of his personal experience of being in New York City on September 11, 2001, and witnessing the destruction of the World Trade Center.

We are grateful to Mr. Warga for sharing his experience and expertise.

Chanukah Mesibah 
Rabbi Gopin delivers a holiday-themed D'var Torah that connects mesirus nefesh, Chanukah, and the New England Patriots.
Two Mondays ago YOY celebrated Chanukah with a mesibah. After some joyous singing, Rabbi Gopin spoke about mesirus nefesh, tying it into the Chanukah story. The festive gathering concluded with spirited dancing and maariv in the Beis Medrash.
Dancing in the Beis Medrash.