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.
When Revel MA student Mrs. Beanah Greenberg learned that she would receive the Shevach ve-Hodaah Teacher’s Award at Shevach High School’s annual dinner, she knew who she had to thank. “I really feel that the award in great part belongs to you and wanted you to share in my achievements,”she wrote in a letter to her Revel professors. “As a result of the scholarship gained and the methodology that I learned at BRGS, my skills as a teacher of Tanakh on a High School level were immeasurably enhanced.”
Most people believe that ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was colored white. Recent scholarship has shown that this assumption is incorrect, as the polychromy of ancient art has been revealed and reconstructed.
Dr. Kaplan Voted Professor of the Year by Students
Dr. James Otteson, professor of economics and philosophy and director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva University, has been named the first place winner of the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his seminal book Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The awards are among the largest in the publishing industry, with the top prize of $50,000 exceeding that of both the Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Awards.
Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist and writer on society, politics, and ethics, will present a lecture on “Terrorism and Just War” on March 19 at 7:30 pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. This is the inaugural event of The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University which was founded in 2006 to foster research and public discussion on ethical issues and the integration of ethical analysis into the curriculum throughout all the undergraduate and graduate schools of Yeshiva University (YU).
Dr. Jacob J. Schacter has been appointed University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought and also Senior Scholar at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Center for the Jewish Future by President Richard M. Joel, effective this fall. University Professor is a special faculty position that allows Dr. Schacter, working in association with the deans, to teach and develop multidisciplinary initiatives at various academic units of the university. The position of Senior Scholar will enable Rabbi Schacter to play a prominent role in the new Center’s development.
Dr. Pablo Castillo, assistant professor of neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named a 2003 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He is one of just 20 promising biomedical researchers in the nation selected by the Pew Charitable Trusts to receive this prestigious honor.
Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes, recently appointed by President George W. Bush to the board of the US Institute for Peace, will discuss “Activism for a New Middle East” at Yeshiva University on Tuesday, September 23. The 8 pm program, open to the public, will take place in Weissberg Commons, Belfer Hall, on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue at 184th Street in Manhattan.