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.

Revel MA Student Wins Teaching Award, Thanks Revel

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.”

Three Yeshiva University Scholars Awarded Presitigious Wexner Fellowships

Three outstanding Yeshiva University students—Michael Cinnamon, Michael Emerson and Avi Miller—have been awarded the coveted Wexner Foundation Graduate Study Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year. The fellowships, launched by The Wexner Foundation in 1988, are bestowed upon 20 candidates interested in pursuing graduate training for careers in the cantorate, Jewish education, Jewish professional leadership and the rabbinate.

Scholars and Political Leaders Explore Common Ground Between Israel and India

The numerous commonalities between India, the world’s largest democracy, and Israel, the smallest, were the subject of a conference, “Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age,” sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies and Institute for Public Health Sciences on March 30-31. The conference brought together academics and political leaders to address the two countries’ ties throughout history and in the current arenas of politics, business and medicine.

Global Leaders and Scholars to Gather at YU for International Conference on Israel-India Relationship

With cultural, political, economic and military ties never stronger and more apparent between Israel and India, international leaders and scholars will convene at Yeshiva University for a two-day conference, entitled “Israel and India: A Relationship Comes of Age,” on March 30-31. In light of the recent tragedies in Mumbai, the conference will be dedicated to the memories of those who lost their lives in the attacks.

YU Torah Online Brings Almost 20,000 Lectures by YU’s Rabbinic Scholars to Global Audience

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has revamped its popular Web site, Marcos and Adina Katz YU Torah Online (, in an effort to meet the growing demand for high quality Torah content across the world. YU Torah Online offers unprecedented access to Torah from YU and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS).