Presented by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Stuides of Yeshiva University in partnership with Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Dr. Aaron Koller, Associate Professor of Near Eastern and Jewish Studies, Bernard Revel Graduate School and Yeshiva College; author of Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought
Dr. Orit Avnery, lecturer in Bible at Shalem College and a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Kogod Research Center for Contemporary Jewish Thought; author of Liminal Women: Belonging and Otherness in the Books of Ruth and Esther
Rabbi David Silber, founder and Dean of Drisha; author of For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther





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Professor Joshua Zimmerman will be giving a lecture this Thursday (Nov. 17th) @ 4 PM at the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies:

Wounds of History: The Polish Underground and the Jews during World War II





Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lecture and Book Signing, Thur. Dec. 15, 3:00 PM

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel 

Steven Fine, Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University, and Director, Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies

From Moses to the Maccabees and on to our own days, the menorah has illuminated Western civilization, particularly Jewish history. Explore the art of exemplary menorahs over the 3,000-year history of this extraordinary symbol.

The publication The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel will be available for purchase in The Met Store located in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, ground floor. Steven Fine will be signing books after the presentation.


The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies
invites you to a lecture

Should We Seek to Understand the Ways of God?
Contrasting Perspectives in Jewish Thought

By David Shatz


Theodicy—the attempt to explain how
God allows evil—is a central part of Jewish
tradition. But so is antitheodicy, the position
that it is inappropriate or wrong or irrational
even to seek theodicies. This lecture will
explore some of the key arguments relevant
to this disagreement.

David Shatz is the Ronald P. Stanton
University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics,
and Religious Thought at Yeshiva University,
chair of the Philosophy Department
at Stern College for Women, editor of The
Torah u-Madda Journal and editor of the
series MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Writings
of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l. He
has edited, co-edited or authored 15
books and has published approximately
80 articles and reviews dealing with
both general and Jewish philosophy.
In recognition of his achievements as
scholar and teacher, he was awarded
YU’s Presidential Medallion. A book
devoted to his life and work appears in
The Library of Contemporary Jewish
Philosophers, produced by the academic
publisher Brill.

Sponsor reception with Dr. Shatz, including
light dinner, at 6 p.m., in the President’s Suite

For sponsorship opportunities, call Paul Glasser
at 212.960.0852 or email paul.glasser@yu.edu

Yeshiva University
Belfer Hall
Sky Café, 12th Floor
2495 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10033

Sponsored Parking is Available in YU Lot E

Reservations are not necessary

Questions should be directed to revelevents@yu.edu