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Nahmanides’ Revisions in His Torah Commentary
Regarding Hebron, RAchel’s Tomb and the Shekel Coin

by Dr. Yosef Ofer

Nahmanides (1196–1270) wrote his Torah commentary
while still in Spain, but updated it when he came to
the Land of Israel at the end of his life, producing
“Addenda” that were incorporated into later copies
of his commentary. Comparison of medieval
manuscripts of Nahmanides’ commentary enables
us to detect these Addenda, and discern the changes
in his interpretations.This lecture will focus on three
important Addenda that incorporate geographic data
and archaeological discoveries Nahmanides learned
of in Israel, and how he modified his commentaries
on the related biblical passages accordingly.

Dr. Yosef Ofer is Associate Professor in the Bar-Ilan
Bible Department and a member of Israel’s Academy
of the Hebrew Language. His fields of research
are the Masora, medieval Bible exegesis, and the
development of modern Hebrew. His published books
include Nahmanides’ Torah Commentary: Addenda
Written in the Land of Israel (Hebrew, co-authored
with Jonathan Jacobs, Jerusalem 2013) and The
Babylonian Masora of the Pentateuch, its Principles
and Methods (Hebrew, Jerusalem 2001).

Presented by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Stuides of Yeshiva University in partnership with Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Dr. Aaron Koller, Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies, Bernard Revel Graduate School and Yeshiva College; author of Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought
Dr. Orit Avnery, lecturer in Bible at Shalem College and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought; author of Liminal Women: Belonging and Otherness in the Books of Ruth and Esther
Rabbi David Silber, founder and Dean of Drisha; author of For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther





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Professor Joshua Zimmerman will be giving a lecture this Thursday (Nov. 17th) @ 4 PM at the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies:

Wounds of History: The Polish Underground and the Jews during World War II…/wounds-of-history-the-polish-und…/



Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lecture and Book Signing, Thur. Dec. 15, 3:00 PM

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel 

Steven Fine, Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University, and Director, Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies

From Moses to the Maccabees and on to our own days, the menorah has illuminated Western civilization, particularly Jewish history. Explore the art of exemplary menorahs over the 3,000-year history of this extraordinary symbol.

The publication The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel will be available for purchase in The Met Store located in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, ground floor. Steven Fine will be signing books after the presentation.