Thursday, December 29, 2005

Does this make cents?

In Yeshiva University's original building there are a bunch of plaques dedicated "in honor of the perpetual supporters of Yeshiva University." The donations, from 1928, are measured in the thousands of dollars: $100,000 or $75,000 or $15,000 or $10,000 and so on. Except for one. The "Esther & Louis Tallerman Memorial Fund" donated $69,061.58.


  1. Hmm. If it was 27,182.81 or 31,415.92. I could understand. But 69,061.58? What's so special about that?

  2. Why would YU dedicate a soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth composed largely of bacteria? (thanks for the definition link eli)