Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

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 Steven Fine’s Class in “The New York Times”

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

The unique story of Dr. Steven Fine’s undergraduate Ancient Jewish History class and its semester-long quest to decipher a 5th-century, Aramaic-language, Jewish woman’s tombstone featured in The New York Times last week. The project involved close correspondence with Californian Pastor Carl Morgan, also curator of the Woodland Museum of Biblical Archaeology, who was in possession the tombstone and […]

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 […]

Professor Steven Fine Presents Research at 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Revel Professor Steven Fine, also director of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies, recently presented some of his cutting-edge research on the Arch of Titus at the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from July 28 to August 1, 2013. His lecture focused on 20th-century interpretations of […]

Revel Professor Steven Fine directs Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

This past summer, from June 5 to 7, 2012, an international team of scholars led by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies, directed by Revel Professor Steven Fine, in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma undertook a pilot study of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum, the […]

Revel Dean Cohen Organizes International Conference on Jewish, Christian and Muslim Interpretation

Monday, September 10th, 2012

“Encountering Scripture in Overlapping Cultures: Early Jewish, Christian and Muslim Strategies of Reading and Their Contemporary Implications”—this is the title of an ongoing international research project spearheaded by Revel Associate Dean Mordechai Cohen, with the participation of fourteen distinguished scholars from the US, Israel and Europe.

Revel Hosts International Conference on the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

An international group of distinguished scholars convened at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 to participate in a conference hosted by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies to reflect upon various aspects of the philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903-1993). The “Rav,” as Rabbi Soloveitchik was known during his […]

The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz by Ephraim Kanarfogel

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

In The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz, author Ephraim Kanarfogel challenges the dominant perception that medieval Ashkenazic rabbinic scholarship was lacking in intellectualism or broad scholarly interests. While cultural interaction between Jews and Christians in western Europe was less than that of Sephardic Jews, Kanarfogel’s study shows that the intellectual interests of […]

Yeshiva University Team Discovers the Arch of Titus Menorah's Original Golden Color

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Yeshiva University Team Discovers the Arch of Titus Menorah’s Original Golden Color New York, Friday, June 22, 2012. From June 5 to 7, 2012 an international team of scholars led by the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma undertook a pilot study of […]