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.

Inspired by Sukkah City, YU Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on the Nature of Sacred Space in Jewish Thought on Sept. 27

Inspired by the holiday of Sukkot and the creation of Sukkah City, the Yeshiva University Museum will host a panel discussion on Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 pm entitled “Judaism and Sacred Space: Meditations on Sukkah City.” The program brings together a multidisciplinary panel of scholars and academics to discuss the nature of sacred space in Jewish thought, narrative and law in a highly interactive mode.

YU Pays Tribute to the Supporters of the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study at the Building’s Dedication

In the two weeks since the Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study opened on the Wilf Campus, its walls have vibrated with the hum of students learning in its two-storey beit midrash [study hall]. That “harmonic symphony of Torah study,” to use President Richard M. Joel’s words, erupted into a rousing chorus of celebration as students and their rebbes, alumni and staff danced in the streets at the dedication of the new building on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Students on American Jewish World Service Mission Find the Sacred in Poverty-Stricken Senegal

Aug 26, 2009 –Four Yeshiva University graduate students, all advanced Torah scholars, traveled to Senegal this summer on a social justice mission sponsored by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). Sion Setton and Noah Greenfield of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and Gilah Kletenik and Meira Levinson of the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic […]