• Center for Israel Studies

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  • The Center for Israel Studies, established in 2007, is an expression of the longstanding relationship between Yeshiva University and the land and State of Israel. The center nurtures excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship and the teaching of Israel throughout history and across disciplines, with a keen focus upon the modern state.   

    We support research, conferences, publications, museum exhibitions, public programs and educational opportunities that enhance awareness and study of Israel in all of its complexities. 

    In our short history, we have already become a national and an international model for engagement of the political, social, scientific, economic, historical, religious and cultural significance of Israel in the world community.

    The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project 

    In June, 2012, a team sponsored by the CIS and led by our Director, Steven Fine, traveled to Rome to digitally scan and study the reliefs on the Arch of Titus in order to reconstruct its original coloring. The team plans to return to Rome to complete scanning the Menorah panel in Spring, 2014.  Click here to learn about our role in the Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project



      Time and Space Poster

    Folktales of Israel Videos Now Online!

    Enjoy footage from our Fall 2011 conference Folktales of Israel: A Festival Honoring Professor Peninnah Schram, now available online:

    Happy Yom Ha'Atzmaut from the CIS!

    The CIS wishes the entire YU Community a happy Yom Ha'Atzmaut! In this video, Rabbi Dr. Bernard Rosensweig, Professor of Jewish History at YU, remembers Yom Ha'Atzmaut 1948, when he was a student at Yeshiva College. Enjoy!



    Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The CIS was deeply involved in Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that ran from March 14 to July 8, 2012. Click here for information on the CIS events and the conference that we sponsored together with the Met in conjunction with the exhibition:

    Ashkelon Menorah close up 



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