Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Revel Doctoral Student Aryeh Tuchman Presents Paper at Indiana University

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

At an international conference convened by the Institute for Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University, Aryeh Tuchman joined thirty other scholars for three days of intensive interdisciplinary study of contemporary antisemitism. Aryeh’s paper focused on “Generational Changes in the Holocaust Denial Movement,” and analyzed the shifting rhetorical strategies employed by Holocaust deniers from the 1970s through […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Symposium on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Halakhic Texts

Monday, May 13th, 2013

A team of young scholars that seek to place textual analysis at the forefront of academic halakhah scholarship came to Revel to participate in a symposium on Tuesday evening, April 16th 2013. Around 65 Revel students, alumni, and faculty, as well as other guests, gathered to hear from members of the Graduate Workshop on Jewish […]

Invitation to a Revel Symposium on Halacha on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (Yom ha-Atzmaut)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Bernard Revel Graduate School invites you to a Symposium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Halakhic Texts by members of the Graduate Workshop on Jewish Law and Methodology, a multi-disciplinary team of young scholars that explores new ways to place textual analysis at the forefront of halakhah scholarship. Its members include doctoral students at the Hebrew University […]

Revel Faculty Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Mordechai Cohen and Ephraim Kanarfogel Participate in Advanced Judaic Studies Research Group Dr. Mordechai Cohen, associate dean and professor of bible at Yeshiva University’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History at Revel, are participating, as adjunct fellows, in a research group at the Herbert D. […]