Archive for the ‘Publications’ Category

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, […]

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 […]

Daniel Tsadik Presents Paper on Iranian Jewish Emigration at Yale

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Dr. Daniel Tsadik, Assistant Professor of Iranian and Sephardic Studies at Revel, has presented a paper at an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism. The topic of this international conference which was held on October 4, 2013 at Yale University was “Exodus or Exile?: The Departure of Jews from Muslim […]

The Iranian Talmud by Dr. Shai Secunda

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Revel congratulates Shai Secunda on his recently published book, The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli In Its Sasanian Context (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). Secunda earned his Revel PhD in Talmud in 2008, completing his dissertation: “Dashtana—Ke-Derekh Nashim Li: A Study of the Babylonian Rabbinic Laws of Menstruation in Relation to Corresponding Zoroastrian Texts,” under the […]

Dr. Steiner Publishes Article on Kol Nidre

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

In an article just published in the Jewish Studies Internet Journal, Revel Professor Richard C. Steiner proposes a new solution to a blatant internal contradiction within Kol Nidre going back to the time of Rabbenu Tam and his father, R. Samuel of Ramerupt. The article entitled Kol Nidre: Past, Present and Future, goes through the […]

Essay on Jewish laws regarding Interest published by Leonard Grunstein, Esq., Revel Board member

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Leonard Grunstein, Esq. of Teaneck, NJ published an extensive analysis of the contemporary application of Jewish laws regarding the taking of interest. The study, which appeared in The Banking Law Journal, a highly respected professional publication, reflects Mr. Grunstein’s mastery of the intricacies of a complex area of halakhah, of the similar challenges raised by […]

Dr. Olson Publishes Book on Nathan Birnbaum

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This book explores the life and thought of one of the most important but least known figures in early Zionism, Nathan Birnbaum. Now remembered mainly for his coinage of the word “Zionism,” Birnbaum was a towering figure in early Jewish nationalism. Because of his unusual intellectual trajectory, however, he has been written out of Jewish […]