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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  • 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
  • Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Rabbi Yosef Blau in conversation. 

    Blau, Yosef; Shapiro, Dan (2021-03-17)
    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. ​
  • New Jews meet rabbinic culture: Hakhamim in the Western Sephardi Diaspora. 

    Perelis, Ronnie; Goldish, Matt (New York, NY: Bernard Revel Graduate School. Yeshiva University., 2021-03-11)
    New Jews Meet Rabbinic Culture: Hakhamim in the Western Sephardi Diaspora - Professor Matt Goldish (Ohio State University) in conversation with Professor Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University). Recorded March 11, 2021.
  • Rav Saadia Gaon’s Tafsir on the Aramaic portion of Daniel edited from manuscripts and Cairo Geniza fragments with an introduction. 

    Klein, Stanley; קליין, שמאול אהרון (1977)
    A hundred and fifty years ago, few of Rav Saadia Gaon's Arabic translations and commentaries were available to European scholars. The rediscovery of these lost works of R. Saadia began with the first traces of new interest ...
  • Diasporas and borderland: A virtual tour of Alejandro Meter's photography: Alejandro Meter. 

    Meter, Alejandro; 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, Yeshiva University, New York., 2021-03-04)
    As part of the Diasporas Project at the Schneier Program and the ongoing Crisis and Hope: YU Voices series, Professor Perelis hosts Alejandro Meter, a professor of Latin American literature (USD) and award winning photographer. ...
  • Lessons from Selma 1965, for American Jews 2020. 

    Berman, Saul (Sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs and the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies, Yeshia University., 2020-06-11)
    Lessons from Selma 1965, for American Jews 2020
  • From Africa 70 to Zion80: Race and culture in contemporary Jewish music. 

    Olson, Jess; Madof, Jon (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, Yeshiva University., 2020-06-25)
    Jon Madof - From Africa 70 to Zion 80: Race and Culture in Contemporary Jewish Music; Recorded June 25th, 2020
  • Past, present, policy: Why context is crucial for democracy . 

    Perelis, Ronnie; Shedlo, Meirah C.; Burgess, Douglas R.; Luders, Joseph E. (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, Yeshiva University., 2020-10-28)
    Professor Douglas R. Burgess, Professor Joseph E. Luders and Ms. Meirah C. Shedlo - Past, Present, Policy: Why Context is Crucial for Democracy, Recorded October 28th, 2020
  • The Lessons of the Holocaust for our times : Dr. Shay Pilnik with Dr. Ronnie Perelis. 

    Pilnik, Shay; 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, Yeshiva University., 2020-07-30)
    A special program for Tisha B'Av.
  • Sephardic melodies for the High Holy Days: Selichot Rabbi Moshe Tessone. 

    Tessone, Moshe; 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, Yeshiva University., 2020-09-22)
    Rabbi Moshe Tessone - Sephardic Melodies for the High Holy Days: Selihot; Recorded September 22nd, 2020
  • Civility, Citizenship and Torah. 

    Fine, Steven; Stone, Suzanne Last; Carmy, Shalom (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, Yeshiva University., 2020-10-20)
    Professor Suzanne Last Stone & Professor Shalom Carmy - Civility, citizenship and Torah, Recorded October 20th, 2020
  • Appreciating the Bavli in the context of Christian sources and classical rhetoric: A public dialogue. 

    Hidary, Richard; Fine, Steven; Siegal, Michal Bar-Asher (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, Yeshiva University., 2021-02-03)
    Richard Hidary, Associate Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University and Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Associate Professor, Ben-Gurion University on Appreciating the Bavli in the Context of Christian Sources and Classical ...
  • Who were the Maccabees really? Hanukkah, the Hasmoneans and Jewish memory. 

    Fine, Steven; Angel, Joseph (New York, NY: 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, Yeshiva University., 2020-12-15)
    Professors Joseph Angel and Stephen Fine. "Who were the Maccabees, really? Hanukkah, the Hasmoneans and Jewish memory. " Recorded December 15th, 2020.
  • "La Santa Esther": Esther among the Crypto-Jews of the Americas. 

    Perelis, Ronnie; Cairns, Emily Colbert (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, Yeshiva University., 2021-02-23)
    "La Santa Esther": Esther among the Crypto-Jews of the Americas. Emily Colbert Cairns (Salve Regina University) in conversation with Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University). Recorded February 23, 2021.
  • Book talk: "Every Last Breath: A Memoir of Two Illnesses". 

    Jacobson, Joanne; Blatner, Barbara (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, 2021-02-17)
    Joanne Jacobson, YU Professor Emerita of English, former Yeshiva College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. discusses her new memoir "Every Last Breath" with moderator Barbara Blatner, former Yeshiva College Associate ...
  • Complicating legacies: Studying slavery, equity, and inclusion on a southern Quaker campus. 

    Olson, Jess; Hines-Gaither, Krishauna; Erickson, Gwen (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., 2021-02-16)
    Complicating legacies: Studying slavery, equity, and inclusion on a southern Quaker campus - Krishauna Hines-Gaither and Gwen Erickson (Guilford College) in conversation with Jess Olson. Recorded February 16, 2021.
  • The Book of the Wars of the Lord (Num. 21:14–20): Philology and Hydrology, Geography and Ethnography. 

    Steiner, Richard C. (American Oriental Society, 2020-07)
    Num. 21:14 contains one of the most enigmatic phrases in the Pentateuch: אֶת־וָהֵב בְּסוּפָה . The usual interpretations of אֶת turn the phrase into gibberish because they require the presence of a verb, which is nowhere ...

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