Archive for the ‘Lectures and Activities’ Category

Upcoming Lecture by Dr. Stefan Reif, Renowned Scholar of the Cairo Geniza

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. in Furst Hall, Room 535 for a guest lecture by Dr. Stefan Reif: “Attitudes to Non-Jews in Prayer Texts Found in Early Hebrew Manuscripts.” (Click to RSVP) Dr. Reif is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Jewish Studies at Cambridge University, the retired Director of the Cairo […]

Celebrating Our Graduates

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Revel celebrated its 48 MA Program graduates of 2013-2014 at the school’s annual Year-End Student-Faculty Reception on May 28. The event took place on the Wilf Campus, utilizing Revel’s new Graduate Lounge and Dean’s Suite on the third floor of Furst Hall. The event brought together students, faculty, and new graduates and their families.   […]

Professor Perelis’ Class Views 16th Century Polyglot Bible at the NYPL

Friday, May 16th, 2014

It isn’t every day that you have the occasion to study a 16th century piece of history.  Revel students were treated to just that on Friday, April 25 when Professor Jesús de Prado Plumed, an expert from Universidad Hebraica de México, joined Prof. Ronnie Perelis’ Medieval Jewish History class and Prof. Jeffery Freedman’s Stern College […]

Polyglot Bible Workshop at the New York Public Library

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Among the masterpieces of Renaissance printing are two multi-volume Bibles presenting multiple different ancient versions of Scripture (Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic) in parallel columns across the page, so-called Polyglot Bibles. These Bibles were monuments to intellectual and technical collaboration between the scholars and print professionals who produced them. Since the Hebrew and Aramaic texts they edited and printed had been transmitted […]

Dr. Shana Schick lectures on the Cairo Genizah

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Bernard Revel Graduate School was pleased to welcome back alumna Dr. Shana Schick (BRG ’11) to deliver a special guest lecture on Tuesday evening, February 25th.  Dr. Schick was the first woman to earn a doctorate in Talmud from Revel and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at The Center for Inter-disciplinary Research of the […]

Revel Professors Koller and Tzadik in Museum Panel on Esther

Friday, March 14th, 2014

It’s the only book in the Bible to omit all mention of God, the Torah and the land of Israel. Aside from Genesis, it’s also the most written-about biblical work in the Talmud. Throughout the ages, the unique tension in the Book of Esther has made it one of the most fascinating books in Jewish […]

Revel Guest Lecture by Professor Yosef Kaplan

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

On Monday, February 10th, Yosef Kaplan, Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and world-renowned historian of the western Sephardi diaspora delivered a special Revel guest lecture, “The Challenges of Circumcision in the age of the Marranos.” Prominent among Kaplan’s accomplishments and awards is his receipt of the Israel Prize in 2013, which in […]

Professor Isaiah Gafni delivers guest lecture

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

An icy snowstorm did not deter over 40 students, faculty and community members from gathering in Belfer Hall on February 3 to hear Dr. Isaiah Gafni, Sol Rosenbloom Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, present a lecture on images of the Talmudic sages in modern times. While Gafni is most noted […]

The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies invites you to its annual Shabbaton

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Join us for Shabbat Parashat Tazria March 28–29, 2014 in Washington Heights featuring Dr. Mordechai Cohen, Professor of Bible and Associate Dean, Dr. Daniel Tsadik Assistant Professor of Sephardic and Iranian Studies

Exploring Esther: The Origins, Values and Power of Purim

Monday, February 10th, 2014

On Monday, March 10, join a cross‐disciplinary panel of Yeshiva University scholars as they discuss the interpretive history of the Book of Esther, the story of the Jews in Persian lands, and the values and meaning of Purim today. Featuring: Aaron Koller, Associate Professor of Bible, Yeshiva College and Bernard Revel Graduate School, and Assistant […]