Archive for the ‘Lectures and Activities’ Category

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.   […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Revel Symposium: New Perspectives on Parshanut ha-Miqra

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 the Bernard Revel Graduate School welcomed Professor Yeshayahu Maori of Haifa University and Professor Amos Frisch of Bar-Ilan University for a symposium titled, “New Perspectives on Parshanut ha-Miqra: Medieval and Modern.” Revel Associate Dean and Bible Professor Mordechai Cohen was the respondent, and also introduced both Israeli academics.

Numismatist David Hendin Delivers Guest Classroom Lecture about Bar Kokhba Coins

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

On December 16, Dr. Lawrence Schiffman’s Revel class on “The Bar Kokhba Revolt & the Judean Desert Documents” was treated to a guest lecture by David Hendin, a curator at the American Numismatic Society and an expert in ancient Jewish and biblical coins. Hendin is the author of Guide to Biblical Coins, now in its fifth edition, […]

Nehama Leibowitz and Tanakh Study: Yesterday and Today – Academic Write-Up

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Celebrating one of the most influential teachers of Tanakh in recent decades, over 200 Revel students, alumni, and faculty—joined by YU undergraduates and members of the Jewish community at large—gathered for the first of Revel’s special lecture events  this year: “Nehama Leibowitz and Tanakh Study: Yesterday and Today.” The event, made possible by the Dr. […]

A Closer Look at Nehama Leibowitz

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Revel Lecture Offers Personal Recollections, Academic Analysis of Noted Bible Scholar The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies held its inaugural event of the fall semester’s special lecture series, “Nehama Leibowitz and Tanakh Study: Yesterday and Today,” at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus on October 22. The event, which was attended by more than 200 people, […]

Special Event – The Sephardic Diaspora: A Responsa Workshop with Prof. Matt Goldish (Ohio State University)

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Professor Perelis is opening up this Tuesday evening’s class to interested individuals for a special guest workshop. The Sephardic Diaspora: A Responsa Workshop with Prof. Matt Goldish (Ohio State University) November 12, 2013, 7:00pm Bernard Revel Graduate School Yeshiva University, Wilf Campus Furst Hall Room 307 Prof. Goldish will guide our analysis of two Rabbinic […]