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    • The 9th century BCE destruction layer at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel: integrating macro- and microarchaeology. 

      Katz, Jill (Elsevier, 2011-12)
      Destruction events in multi-period sites are valuable marker horizons that represent time-synchronous events across the site and sometimes between sites. Destruction layers often preserve rich finds that provide insights ...
    • Adom HaRishon and his contemporaries: Soulless humanoids 

      Babich, Harvey (Yeshiva University Stern College for Women, 2022)
      On a Friday morning, in the very late summer, 5782 years ago, HaShem, using the generative nature of soil, formed the first human being, Adom HaRishon (Sanhedrin 38b). As with all animals, Adom HaRishon was provided with ...
    • Analytical description of the survival probability of coherent states in regular regimes. 

      Lerma-Hernandez, Sergio; Chavez-Carlos, Jorge; Bastarrachea-Magnani, Miguel A.; Santos, Lea F.; Hirsch, Jorge G. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Using coherent states as initial states, we investigate the quantum dynamics of the Lipkin–Meshkov–Glick (LMG) and Dicke models in the semi-classical limit. They are representative models of bounded systems with one- and ...
    • Ancient pathologies with current medical diagnoses: “There is nothing new under the sun” (Koheles 1:9) 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2016)
      In Ta’Nach, only brief mention is made of ailments and pathologies experienced by various personalities, without providing an in-depth description of the underlying etiologies of such health issues. Ta’Nach is not a ...
    • The Arba minim 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2010)
      "You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of the hadar tree, the branches of date palms, twigs of a plaited tree, and brook willows; and you shall rejoice before HaShem, your G-d, for a seven day period" ...
    • Betar and Aelia Capitolina: Symbols of Jewish suffering. 

      Katz, Jill (Yeshiva University, 2011)
    • Biblical and Talmudic human genetics 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2014)
      Neither the Ta'nach nor the Talmud is a scientific genetics textbook, yet each contains information relevant to human genetic health issues, and each makes note of various pathologies linked to defective genes. For ...
    • Biblical and Talmudic microbes 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2009)
      Microbiology is the study of organisms that cannot be viewed with the unaided or naked eye, but rather they must be viewed through a microscope. This category of organisms is rather broad and includes bacteria, algae, ...
    • Blood, frogs, and lice 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2008)
      This article analyses the initial three plagues through the eyes of various Torah commentaries and synthesizes scientific explanations within the discussions. The approach, noted by Rav E. Munk [1], is as follows: “In ...
    • Building a city wall: An administrative perspective. 

      Katz, Jill (Near Eastern Archaeology, 2017)
      During the Early Bronze Age II/III, Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath was fortified by a city wall. This wall has been exposed now in several areas, stretching from the acropolis in the west (Area F), alongside the central part of the ...
    • Calculation of transition state energies in the hcn–hnc isomerization with an algebraic model. 

      Khalouf-Rivera, Jamil; Carvajal, Miguel; Pérez-Bernal, Francisco; Santos, Lea F. (American Chemical Society, 2019-10-09)
      Recent works have shown that the spectroscopic access to highly excited states provides enough information to characterize transition states in isomerization reactions. Here, we show that information about the transition ...
    • Caputo standard α-family of maps: Fractional difference vs. fractional 

      Edelman, Mark (Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 2014-06)
      In this paper, the author compares behaviors of systems which can be described by fractional differential and fractional difference equations using the fractional and fractional difference Caputo standard α-Families of ...
    • Celebrating Pesach in the Land of the Pharaohs. 

      Katz, Jill (Yeshiva University, 2012)
    • Chaos enhancement in large-spin chains 

      Santos, Lea F.; Lebel, Yael; Bar Lev, Yevgeny (arXiv preprints, 2022-03-31)
      We study the chaotic properties of a large-spin XXZ chain with onsite disorder and a small number of excitations above the fully polarized state. We show that while the classical limit, which is reached for large spins, ...
    • Children’s use of categories and mental states to predict social behavior. 

      Chalik, Lisa; Rivera, Cyrielle; Rhodes, Marjorie (American Psychological Association, 2014-10)
      Integrating generic information about categories with knowledge of specific individuals is a critical component of successful inductive inferences. The present study tested whether children’s approach to this task ...
    • The cognitive processes underlying moral judgment across development. 

      Chalik, Lisa; Rhodes, Marjorie; Van Bavel, Jay J. (Cognitive Science Society (CSS), 2018)
      Some moral philosophers have suggested that a basic prohibition against intentional harm ought to be at the core of moral belief systems across human societies. Yet, experimental work suggests ...
    • Comment on “Systematic Construction of Counterexamples to the Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis”. 

      Mondaini, Rubem; Krishnanand, Mallayya; Santos, Lea F.; Rigol, Marcos (American Physical Society, 2018-07-17)
    • The communication of naïve theories of the social world in parent–child conversation. 

      Chalik, Lisa; Rhodes, Marjorie (Taylor & Francis, 2015-07-13)
      Three studies examined the communication of naïve theories of social groups in conversations between parents and their 4-year-old children (N=48). Parent-child dyads read and discussed a storybook in which they either ...
    • Decay of a thermofield-double state in chaotic quantum systems. 

      del Campo, A.; Molina-Vilaplana, J.; Santos, Lea F.; Sonner, J. (EDP Sciences, 2018-09)
      Scrambling in interacting quantum systems out of equilibrium is particularly effective in the chaotic regime. Under time evolution, initially localized information is said to be scrambled as it spreads throughout the entire ...
    • Dinosaurs and wooly mammoths - is there a Torah viewpoint? 

      Babich, Harvey (Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, 2017)
      Dinosaurs and, to a lesser extent, wooly mammoths are exciting and appealing to children and stimulate the imagination of young minds. The Museum of Natural History in Manhattan is visited by many Jewish day schools, ...