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ברוכים הבאים למרכז ללימודי ישראל

Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies

Arch of Titus in Color
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About

ברוכים הבאים למרכז ללימודי ישראל

The YU Center for Israel Studies is a bridge between America and Israel--not the Israel of cable news and slogans, but the real and vital and invigorating State of Israel. 

The YU Center for Israel Studies is a place to come together and explore the Old-New Land (Herzl’s phrase)-- Eretz Yisrael from Abraham to Zionism.

Our area studies approach to Israel, its land and peoples, builds on the strengths and interests of Yeshiva University’s rich faculty, YU Museum and the Gottesman Library to explore Israel in all of its complexities

The YU Center for Israel Studies is a proud constituent of the Judaic Studies community of Yeshiva University, Judaic Studies @ YU.

Never has our work been more important. This website presents our work and mission, our projects and successes over our thirteen year history.

Join us!

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Projects and Programs

CIS programs encompass Israel in all of its amazing complexity. Each of our projects and events brings together faculty, students, and experts from around the world to focus on important issues in the study of Eretz Israel from biblical times to the present.

Our projects include:
* The YU Israelite Samaritan Project
* Talmud on the Israeli Street
* The Arch of Titus Project

Projects especially for YU Students
* Archaeology in Israel
* The Sanhedrin Trail
* The Glatt and Charney Student Internship Program

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Projects and Programs

CIS programs encompass Israel in all of its amazing complexity. Each of our projects and events brings together faculty, students, and experts from around the world to focus on important issues in the study of Eretz Israel from biblical times to the present.

Our projects include:
* The YU Israelite Samaritan Project
* Talmud on the Israeli Street
* The Arch of Titus Project

Projects especially for YU Students
* Archaeology in Israel
* The Sanhedrin Trail
* The Glatt and Charney Student Internship Program

 

 

Tel Aviv Review

The Tel Aviv Review is the premier podcast for in-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

Gilad Halpern, host of the Tel Aviv Review, will be on campus to record conversations with YU authors about their recent books! The interviews will be done in the context of ongoing classes at YU. 

Tuesday, Feb. 25. 2020
In conversation with Jess Olson on Jewish Culture: A Quick Immersion 

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
In conversation with Rachel Mesch on Gender, Literature and Identity 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
A conversation with journalists Sivan Rahav-Meir and Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt on Media and Religion: Israel and the Diaspora
The 2020 Joseph and Faye Glatt Program on Israel and the Rule of Law. 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
A roundtable with authors Joseph Angel, Steven Fine, Jess Olson and Ronnie Perelis on Jewish Religious Architecture 
 

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
In conversation with Ronnie Perelis on Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic

https://tlv1.fm/the-tel-aviv-review/2020/04/13/the-crypto-jews-of-the-mid-atlantic/

A partnership of the YU Center for Israel Studies and the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs 

International Conference

Philistines!
Rehabilitating a Biblical Foe

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Yeshiva University Museum
Co-sponsored by the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.


Led by Dr. Jill Katz (Sociology and Archaeology), we will again  participate in the archaeological excavations at biblical Gath. Our students will join an international team organized by Bar-Ilan University. 

The Leon Charney Fellowship for Archaeological Research is available to YU undergraduate and graduate students on a competitive basis. Fellowships are made possible by the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the Center for Israel Studies.  Contact Dr. Katz for details.

The CIS is offering supplementary funding for YU faculty, professional staff, CIS Charney Fellows and graduate students who plan to present papers at the Association for Israel Studies conference at Kinneret College, June 24-26.  

With thanks to the Leon Charney Legacy Fund of the CIS, we will provide $1500-2000 (depending on need and availability of funds), beyond regular funding provided by your department or another source.  

In addition, we are planning a full day excursion to visit sites of mutual interest in the Kinneret region, and you are invited to join our YU student excavators at biblical Gath while in Israel.  All who will be in Israel are welcome to join our fieldtrip.  More specifics anon.


YU Receives $1M Gift for Program on “Israel and the Rule of Law”

Bequest From Dr. Joseph and Faye Glatt Estate Will Support Innovative Programming at Center for Israel Studies

Yeshiva University has received a bequest of $1 million from the Dr. Joseph and Faye Glatt Estate to create a new program housed in the Center for Israel Studies (CIS), titled The Joseph and Faye Glatt Program on “Israel and the Rule of Law.” 

CIS publications express the richness of our projects, conferences and YU scholarship.

Samaritan Project Publications 

Cover of Samaritans: A Biblcial People

 The Samaritans: A Biblical PeopleSteven  Fine, ed., (Brill, 2022). See more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samaritan Manuscripts and Books In the Collections of the Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica-JudaicaDavid Selis and Steven Fine, eds. Hebrew Catalog by Binyamim Tzedeka, Yeshiva University Press, 2022 

Samaritan Cookbook Cover

 Samaritan Cookbook: ACulinary Odyssey from the Ancient Israelites to the Modern   Mediterranean, Wipf and Stock, 2021. See More

 

 

 

 

 

Talmud on the Israeli Street Project

Land and Spirituality Cover

 Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature: A Memorial Volume for Yaakov Elman  ז''לShana Strauch Shick ed., (Brill, 2022) See more

 

 

 

 

 

Agnon's Tales cover

 Agnon's Tales of the Land of IsraelJeffrey Saks and Shalom Carmy, eds., (Wipf and   Stock, 2021) See more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taldmuda de-Eretz Israel cover

 Talmuda de-Eretz Israel: Archaeology and the Rabbis in Late Antique Palestine, eds.   Steven Fine and Aaron Koller, (De Gruyter, 2014) See more

 

 

 

 

 

Other Publications 

Arch of Titus cover

 The Arch of Titus: From Jerusalem to Rome and Back, Steven FIne, ed., (Brill, 2021) See   more

 About the Arch of Titus Project.

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish Religious Architecture Cover

 Jewish Religious Architecture: From Biblical Israel to Modern Judaism, Steven Fine,   ed., (Brill, 2019) See more

 Listen to an author discussion with the Tel Aviv Review. 

 

 

 

 

Iran, Israel, and the Jews cover

 Iran, Israel, and the Jews: Symbiosis and Conflict from the Achaemenids to the     Islamic Republic, Aaron Koller and Daniel Tsadik, eds., (Wipf and Stock, 2019). See more

 

 

 

 

Shoshanat Yaakov cover

 Shoshannat Yaakov: Jewish and Iranian Studies in Honor of Yaakov Elman, Shai   Secunda and Steven Fine, eds., (Brill, 2012) See more

 

 

 

 

 

The Temple of Jerusalem cover

 The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah: in Honor Professor Louis H.   Feldman, Steven Fine, ed., (Brill, 2011) See more

 

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