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Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting  “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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Yom Ha’Atzma’ut Concert

Musical celebrations for Yom Ha’Atzma’ut are part of the festivities. Israel boasted an orchestra, the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, even before the State of Israel was born. It was founded by violinist Bronislaw Huberman in 1936, to provide positions for musicians fleeing Nazi ruled Germany and simultaneously creating a venue for superb classical music in pre-state Israel.  Today it is known as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Investing in Students’ Careers

JFEW Grants Support Liberal Arts Internships and Science Fellowships at Stern Two grants from The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women are helping Stern College for Women students excel in their fields of study—from biology to art history to psychology and beyond. A new internship grant will support students pursuing unpaid internships in the liberal

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YU High Schools Annual Dinner

May 12 Gala will Honor Community Leaders and Dedicated Faculty Yeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will host their Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 12, at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, New York. Faculty honorees include Ruth Fried, chairperson of the science department and director of the Science Institute at the Samuel H. Wang

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Upcoming Talk: Shifting Jewish Identities and Ideologies From the Dawn of the 20th Century Until the Shoah

Join us for a discussion with Professors Joshua Karlip and Jess Olson introduced and moderated by Dr. Kenneth Moss, Associate Professor and Felix Posen Chair of Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University. Date and Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 P.M. Location: Belfer Hall, Room 218, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10033. Register

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Exploring The History of The Holocaust

RIETS Student Chosen for Unique International Ethics Program Judah Kerbel, a student at Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), is one of 12 seminary and divinity school students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program for future clergy that will take place this summer

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Making History New

Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative, by Seamus O’Malley. Oxford University Press, 2014.

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