Archive for the ‘Publications’ Category

Congratulations to Revel’s Dr. Stuart Halpern On The Publication of a New Volume

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A third book in the Mitokh Ha-Ohel series featuring collections of essays by Yeshiva University faculty is being released this week. The first of a three-volume series on prayer, From Within the Tent: Essays on the Weekday Prayers from the Rabbis and Professors of Yeshiva University (The Michael Scharf Publication Trust of RIETS/Yeshiva University Press and Koren Publishers, 2014) is […]

Professor Joshua Karlip’s New Book: The Tragedy of a Generation

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Dr. Karlip’s recently published book, The Tragedy of a Generation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe (Harvard University Press, 2013) examines the “ideal” of Diaspora Nationalism, a pre-WWII movement seeking Jewish national autonomy within Europe, and its complex relationship to other ideologies such as Yiddishism, traditional Judaism, Zionism and socialism. Karlip, Associate Professor of Jewish […]

New Book by Prof. Mahnaz Moazami

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

We congratulate Prof. Mahnaz Moazami, who has regularly taught Middle Persian at Revel for many years, on the publication of a major study.   Some of her courses are taught in conjunction with Prof. Yaakov Elman, whose pioneering work on the interface between Talmudic and Middle Persian culture has transformed the academic study of the Talmudic period in […]

Professor Aaron Koller Publishes A New Book On Megillat Esther

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014) On the background of a broad but detailed survey of major trends in Jewish thought during Second Temple times, this book provides a new understanding of the purpose and meaning of Esther.  Focusing on intertextual relationships and the history of ideas, the book shows how controversial Esther […]

Review of Shai Secunda’s “The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context”

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context, authored by Revel alumnus Dr. Shai Secunda, has been reviewed by Simcha Gross on the blog of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School.  Review of Shai Secunda, The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, […]

Revel Alumna Dr. Shana Schick Publishes Article on Talmudic Property Law

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Revel alumna Dr. Shana Schick’s article, “Negligence and Strict Liability in the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds: Two Competing Systems of Tort Law in the Rulings of Early Amoraim,” was recently published in the Jewish law journal Dine Israel (vol. 29 [2013]). The article explores the differences between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds’ laws holding people responsible for inadvertent property […]

Professor Gurock’s “Jews in Gotham” Featured in “The New York Times”

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gurock’s book, Jews in Gotham: New York Jews in a Changing City, 1920-2010 (NYU Press, 2012), featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in November. The book, as the NYT wrote, ”covers the wax and wane of immigration, segregation, suburban flight, anti-Semitism, socialist conviction and Zionism” from the 1920s onward.    Dr. Gurock is the Libby M. Klaperman […]

Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel Wins AJS Jordan Schnitzer Book Award

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Literature and Law at Yeshiva University, is the recipient of the Association of Jewish Studies’ (AJS) 2013 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the fields of Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity for his latest book, The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture […]

Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity by Steven Fine

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts, and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam. The essays assembled here range from the “thick description” of Josephus’s portrayal of Bezalel […]

Revel Magazine Now Online

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Revel’s recently published magazine, Revel: 75 Years and Beyond, which celebrates more than three quarters of a century since the school’s establishment, is now available online. Packed with information about Revel’s degree programs, outstanding faculty, exciting opportunities and more, the magazine also features some of Revel’s many accomplished students and alumni. We look forward to many more decades of […]