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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.

Dr. Donny George Sheds Light on Ransacking of Antiquities During US Invasion

On the morning of April 8, 2003, Dr. Donny George awoke to the sound of bombs exploding in the city of Baghdad as US forces invaded. He rushed to the Iraqi National Museum, where he was director, and together with the chair of the museum’s board and some staff, he hunkered down behind locked doors to keep watch over the museum’s antiquities.