Dr. Samuel Belikin
President (’43-’75),
Yeshiva University


Dr. Samuel Belikin


President, Yeshiva University  (YU)


developed YU’s iconic philosophy of ‘synthesis’ –
Torah u’Madah
Torah – and human knowledge –

Belikn’s four dimensions thereof-
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Man himself
Spiritual Purposes of life
were layered-across YU

Birnbaum’s*  Summa Metaphysica series
is aligned with Belkin’s
philosophy, dream and  achievement


*As editor-in-chief of the high school yearbook – The Elchanite – published June 1968
Birnbaum interacted-with –  and sparred-with –  the great Belkin  a”h