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Talmud on the Israeli Street

Center for Israel Studies

Talmud on the Israeli Street: Judaism in the Modern State of Israel

Modern Israeli culture and the Hebrew language have borrowed heavily from their rabbinic antecedents.  One hardly can read either classic or contemporary works of Hebrew literature without encountering numerous biblical and rabbinic references, expressions and idioms. These idioms in part emanated from the spoken languages of Jews who immigrated to Israel.

Talmud on the Israeli Street: Judaism in the Modern State of Israel is a project that will explore both the conscious and unconscious influences of the Talmud and rabbinic culture on Israeli society.  From literature and film to idioms to street signs, this project will demonstrate the extent to which Judaism permeates the culture of the modern state of Israel.

 

 

 


 

The intersection of Beit Hillel and Beit Shamai streets in Ramat Hasharon
Sign for Imma Shalom st. in Jerusalem

Talmudic Street Signs

This Fall (2022), we are calling on YU students to send in photos of Talmudic street signs in Israel. Stay tuned for details!

Talmudic Street Signs

Cover for Agnon's Tales of the Land of Israel

Books

Agnon’s Tales of the Land of Israel (Wipf and Stock, 2021) is a volume edited by Leon Charney fellow Jeffery Saks and Shalom Carmy of Yeshiva University, see more

Books

Bet Alfa Synagogue Mosaic

Art and Cinema Projects

Art and Cinema Projects

Cover of Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature

Forthcoming Books

Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature: A Memorial Volume for Yaakov Elman (Brill, 2022) is a  volume edited by Leon Charney Fellow, Shana Strauch Schick. see more

Forthcoming Books

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Conferences

Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature was an international conference hosted by the Center for Israel Studies in memory of Professor Yaakov Elman, see more

Conferences

The Tomb of the Nesiim

YU on the Sanhedrin Trail

YU on the Sanhedrin Trail

Sign for Imma Shalom st. in Jerusalem

Talmudic Street Signs

This Fall (2022), we are calling on YU students to send in photos of Talmudic street signs in Israel. Stay tuned for details!

Talmudic Street Signs

Cover for Agnon's Tales of the Land of Israel

Books

Agnon’s Tales of the Land of Israel (Wipf and Stock, 2021) is a volume edited by Leon Charney fellow Jeffery Saks and Shalom Carmy of Yeshiva University, see more

Books

Bet Alfa Synagogue Mosaic

Art and Cinema Projects

Art and Cinema Projects

Cover of Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature

Forthcoming Books

Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature: A Memorial Volume for Yaakov Elman (Brill, 2022) is a  volume edited by Leon Charney Fellow, Shana Strauch Schick. see more

Forthcoming Books

YU logo

Conferences

Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature was an international conference hosted by the Center for Israel Studies in memory of Professor Yaakov Elman, see more

Conferences

The Tomb of the Nesiim

YU on the Sanhedrin Trail

YU on the Sanhedrin Trail

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