Archive for March, 2011

New Books From Our Faculty

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Creating Space Between Peshat and Derash : a Collection of Studies on Tanakh by Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel. Ktav, 2011. Rabbi Angel’s new book is a collection of essays dealing with different episodes and events in the Bible, focusing on the clashes between peshat and derash in biblical interpretation. One essay tantalizingly considers the question […]

New books from our faculty

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The Laws and Concepts of Niddah by Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky. The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University Press; Maggid Books, 2010. The first installment of the RIETS Practical Halakhah Series, The Laws and Concepts of Niddah based on the lectures of RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, is a welcome addition to the publications […]


Monday, March 7th, 2011

Next time you’re on the fifth floor of the Mendel Gottesman Library, be sure to stop and look at the painting ‘Talmud Students / “בבית המדרש by Leopold Pilichowski.  Pilichowski (1869-1933), a well-known painter of Jewish life, is most famous for his monumental painting of the opening of the Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus in […]

New books from our faculty

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Early Northwest Semitic Serpent Spells in the Pyramid Texts by Richard C. Steiner. Winona Lake : Eisenbrauns, 2011. In Prof. Richard Steiner’s recently published monograph readers will find a scholarly presentation of a remarkable discovery which he made a number of years ago. A colleague sent him an enigmatic Egyptian hieroglyphic text asking whether any […]

Yeshiva University Archives in HaModia Magazine

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

“Saving Souls: From Seattle to Churban Europe,” tells the riveting story of Rabbi Sholom Pinchas Wohlgelernter’s rabbinic career.  The article by Devorah Klein, published in Hamodia Weekly Magazine (Feb. 16, 2011), quotes extensively from Yeshiva University Archives’ Vaad Hatzala collection.  Rabbi Wohlgelernter’s son, Judah, is a long-time employee of the Pollack Library at Yeshiva University’s […]

Important tools added to Otzar HaHochma

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Next time you go into Otzar HaHochma, look at the top middle of the screen. You can now limit the books in the book list on the bottom right of the screen by masechta or parsha. Click parshiyot ha-Torah and focus in on the weekly Parsha. Or choose masechtot ha-shas and choose the masechta and […]