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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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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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Machine Age Matzo

The first machine for rolling matzo dough was invented in 1838, towards the end of the period of the Industrial Revolution. This advertisement for a hand-powered mechanical matzo marvel appeared in the Ungarisch-jüdische Wochenschrift, (Hungarian Jewish Weekly), published in Pest, Hungary, in 1871. The modern, innovative equipment engendered great halakhic controversy: Could the machine really be thoroughly cleaned of dough and crumbs? Would using the machine endanger the livelihood of the matzo workers? These questions and others that arose have been debated in Jewish legal literature, and the discussion continues to the present day.

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The Holocaust Averted: Conversation and Book Launch with Prof. Gurock

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and Yeshiva University Museum, in partnership with Rutgers University Press and the American Jewish Historical Society invite you to a nationally-televised conversation with Rabbi Mark Golub and Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock:

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Purim in Villejuif, 1947

The photograph of a smiling boy in a clown suit looks like it could have been taken in any Jewish community in the world in 1947. However, the smiling child is a miracle – a Holocaust survivor. The illustration is the cover of a scrapbook of a Purim celebration in the children’s home in Villejuif, France, in 1947. The home in Villejuif was run by the Rescue Children, Inc. organization. Rescue Children maintained centers for children who survived World War II. The staff nurtured the children in body and spirit, providing Jewish education and helping them adjust to life after war. The organization tried to locate the children’s relatives and succeeded in uniting many families.

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Sefer Imre Barukh

Sefer Imre Barukh: tokef ha-minhag ba-halakhah, by Rabbi Baruch Simon. Machon Be’er HaTorah, 2015.Rabbi Baruch Simon’s latest publication is an erudite study of the general principles that guide Jewish custom and contains fascinating discussions of specific customs relating to many different areas of Jewish practice. Some of the topics covered include: family customs, conflicts over proper practice between different groups within a community, and the observance of a second day of Yom Tov in the diaspora. Rabbi Simon’s clarity and organization make these disparate and wide-ranging discussions enriching and edifying for the seasoned student and accessible and meaningful even to the non-expert.

Wurzweiler Student Temimah Zucker Raises Awareness of Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Blogging, public speaking, running a website, counseling patients and volunteering: It’s all in a day’s work for Temimah Zucker, 24, a student at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Temimah Zucker, a recovered anorexic, is helping others cope with eating disorders

Zucker, of Teaneck, New Jersey, is a recovered […]

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Wurzweiler Student Temimah Zucker Raises Awareness of Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Blogging, public speaking, running a website, counseling patients and volunteering: It’s all in a day’s work for Temimah Zucker, 24, a student at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Temimah Zucker, a recovered anorexic, is helping others cope with eating disorders Zucker, of Teaneck, New Jersey, is a recovered anorexic who has chosen to

Thanksgiving-1905

Thanksgiving 1905

In 1905, the 250th anniversary of Jewish settlement in New Amsterdam was commemorated on the Sabbath before Thanksgiving.  A committee on “Form of Prayer,” led by Reverend Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes, was tasked with creating a service for the occasion.  The choice of Mendes was appropriate, and perhaps deliberate, since he was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shearith Israel / the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue – the mother of all American congregations, dating back to 1654.

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