The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies is one of the world’s largest centers of advanced Jewish studies, with a faculty of extraordinary range and quality. On the MA level, it provides current and prospective teachers, rabbis and communal leaders with broad and sophisticated knowledge in their fields of concentration. Beyond this central constituency, the MA Program appeals to individuals in all walks of life who strive to enhance their Jewish learning through a rigorous and stimulating program. On the doctoral level, Revel’s rich offerings and expert faculty guide students toward the realization of their full potential as researchers and academics advancing the frontiers of Jewish scholarship. Revel also hosts public lectures and events with visiting scholars from around the world.

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  • Maimonides on the Nature of Good and Evil. 

    Rynhold, Daniel (Cambridge UP, 2021-06)
    As is often the case with subjects in the labyrinthine work that is the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides’ discussions of the concepts of good and evil are scattered throughout and often interspersed among other topics. ...
  • "The Students Of Beit Shamai Stood Below and They Killed the Students of Beit Hillel:" A Call from Hazal for Mutual Respect in Times of Bitter Dispute. 

    Fine, Steven (The Rabbi Isaac Elechanan Theological Center and the Center for Jewish History, Yeshiva University, 2021-07-18)
    One of the most astounding features of Hazal, the sages of the Mishnah and of both Talmudim, is their public willingness to discuss their most sensitive experiences, including their most public and bitter disputes. We ...
  • A Portrait of Spinoza 

    Green, Alexander
    Warren Zev Harvey wrote a bold and now famous paper over thirty years ago entitle "A Portrait of Spinoza as a Maimonidean," defending the dominant influence of the philosophy of the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses ...
  • Maimonides on Courage 

    Green, Alexander (Mohr Siebeck, 2015)
    This paper will specifically disclose how Maimonides crafts the specific virtue of courage and examine how he attempts to revive it as a central Jewish virtue. Maimonides describes three forms of courage: courage in its ...
  • Spinoza on the Ethics of Courage and the Jewish Tradition 

    Green, Alexander (Oxford UP, 2013)
  • Fear and awe in Maimonides' thought 

    Green, Alexander (ATF Theology, 2019)
  • Jewish history and archaeology with Dr. Steven Fine. 

    Fine, Steven; Westrich, Uri (DriveIn Productions, 2021-03-08)
    Uri talks with Dr. Steven Fine about his scholarship in Jewish history and archaeology. Why are these subjects important? What are some of the challenges a religious person could encounter when studying these subjects? ...
  • Herod’s Temple: an Ornament to the Empire. 

    Fine, Steven; Schertz, Peter (Brill, 2019-10-18)
  • Images of Torah from the Second Temple Period through the Middle Ages. 

    Heo, Jeong Mun. (2021-05)
    This dissertation investigates the religious phenomenon of the three images of Torah as a mediator between God and human beings which are manifest in Jewish and Christian sources from the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods ...
  • Die Geschichte von Juden und Samaritanen— Abgrenzung und Annäherung. 

    Fine, Steven (Katholisches Bibelwerk e.V., 2021-02)
    The Samaritan community mostly had to fight to survive. Relations with the Jewish community were tense -- Until everything changed in the 19th century.
  • The Arch of Titus in our time. 

    Hasan-Rokem, Galit; Fine, Steven; YU Undergraduates; Champagne, Marie-Thérèse (A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies, 2021-05-03)
    The Arch of Titus in Our Time - Professor Steven Fine (Yeshiva University) in conversation with Marie-Therese Champagne and Galit Hasan-Rokem. Recorded May 3, 2021.
  • Resistance and memory: Jewish activism during Argentina's "Dirty War." 

    Zaretsky, Natasha; Perelis, Ronnie (A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies, 2021-05-04)
    Resistance and Memory: Jewish Activism during Argentina's "Dirty War" - Natasha Zaretsky (New York University) in conversation with Professor Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University). Recorded May 4, 2021.
  • Antisemitic and anti-Black Violence: Ukraine and Oklahoma, 1921. 

    Bemporad, Elissa; Ellsworth, Scott (A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies, 2021-01-11)
    Antisemitic and Anti-Black Violence: Ukraine and Oklahoma, 1921 - Elissa Bemporad (CUNY) and Scott Ellsworth (University of Michigan), in conversation with Professor Jess Olson (Yeshiva University). Recorded January 11, 2021.
  • Antisemitism, white nationalism and racism in America today. 

    Ward, Eric; Olson, Jess (A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies, 2021-04-27)
    Antisemitism, White Nationalism and Racism in America Today - Eric Ward, Executive Director, Western States Center (Portland, OR), in conversation with Professor Jess Olson (Yeshiva University). Recorded April 27, 2021.
  • Kugel and frijoles: A conversation with the author. 

    Limonic, Laura; Perelis, Ronnie (A joint project of Judaic Studies @ YU, The Center for Israel Studies, The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Bernard Revel Graduate school of Jewish Studies, 2021-04-27)
    Hyphenated Identities: Latino Jews in the US - Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor of Sociology (SUNY College at Old Westbury) discusses her book "Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the United States" with Professor Ronnie ...
  • Cities, suburbs and race. 

    Perelis, Ronnia; Lebovits, Hannah (2021-04-20)
    CIties, Suburbs and Race - Dr. Hannah Lebovits, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs (University of Texas at Arlington), discusses human-centered sustainability issues in urban and metropolitan contexts with Professor ...
  • Varieties of belief in medieval Ashkenaz: The case of anthropomorphism. 

    Kanarfogel, Ephraim (Wayne State UP, 2008)
    From the larger perspective of medieval Jewish intellectual history, the range of views in Ashkenaz that we have traced with regard to anthropomorphism helps to diminish the “backward” image that has sometimes been ...
  • A synagogue of Mexico City's historic district: A virtual tour. 

    Unikel-Fasja, Mónica; Perelis, Ronnie (2021-04-06)
    A Synagogue of Mexico City's Historic District: A Virtual Tour - Mónica Unikel-Fasja leads a virtual tour of Synagoga Justo Sierra. Recorded April 6, 2021.
  • Seeing matzah: From the Talmud to medieval haggadot. 

    Perelis, Ronnie; Fine, Steven (2021-03-24)
    Crisis and Hope: YU Voices brings today's topics to life through in-depth interviews with leading experts in Jewish Studies and beyond from Yeshiva University. ​
  • “Said Rabbi Shimon: When I went to Rome, There I saw the Menorah…” Some Personal Reflections on the YU Center for Israel Studies’ Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project. 

    Fine, Steven (Yeshiva University, 2012-07)
    Some Personal Reflections on the YU Center for Israel Studies’ Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project

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