Now in Video: “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie”

In Fall 2014, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies partnered with Yeshiva College and the YU Museum in hosting “Modeling the Flood Story: Midrash and Movie,” an interdisciplinary symposium examining the biblical flood account and how the story has been read, interpreted, reconstructed – and modeled – through Midrash, medieval and modern texts, art, and film, with a particular focus on the 2014 Hollywood film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Presentations were made by Dr. Irving Finkel (British Museum), Dr. Devora Steinmetz (Drisha Institute), Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein (New York University), Dr. Eric Goldman (Yeshiva University). They were then joined by Rabbi Hayyim Angel (Yeshiva University) for a panel discussion of “Noah as Midrash and Art.”

We posted a review of this two-part event back in December, and now we present a video featuring highlights from the various presentations (runs 25 minutes; video, courtesy of the YU Museum):