The Gates of Gath

For Professor Jill Katz, Archaeological Discovery Sheds Light on Heroics of King David A few weeks ago, my teenage son excitedly announced that “[my] archaeological site was trending on Facebook.” No matter that soon so many other stories would overtake it.  My existence and work were certified at that moment. “My” archaeological site is Tell es-Safi, the […]

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.