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Yaakov
Elman

Herbert S. and Naomi Denenberg Chair in Talmudic Studies
Professor of Jewish History
BS, City College of the City University of New York,
MA, Columbia University,
PhD, New York University,
Professor Yaakov Elman is a professor of Judaic studies at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. He divides his time between Yeshiva and Harvard, where he is an associate of the Center for Jewish Studies. Rabbi Elman received his MA in Assyriology from Columbia University and his PhD in Talmud from New York University.
He is intensely involved in both graduate and undergraduate teaching. His research interests center around Talmud and rabbinic literature of nearly all periods and genres, including rabbinic theology, unfolding systems of rabbinic legal exegesis, and the cultural context of classical rabbinic texts. He is researching the relation of the Babylonian Jewish community of Talmudic times to the surrounding Middle Persian culture and religions.
He has been a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a Starr Fellow at Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies, and an associate of Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies.
He is the author of THE LIVING TORAH, a two-volume translation and commentary on Neviā€™im, and AUTHORITY AND TRADITION: TOSEFTAN BARAITOT IN TALMUDIC BABYLONIA. He has published dozens on studies in his areas of interest and is the editor of HAZON NAHUM: STUDIES IN JEWISH LAW, THOUGHT AND HISTORY, PRESENTED TO DR. NORMAN LAMM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY.
yelman@yu.edu
212-960-5400 x293
Wilf campus - Furst Hall
Room#225
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Spring 2018
Bible:Text, Context, Tradition
BIB 1000
Spring 2018
Intro Amoraic Lit.
TAS 5804
Spring 2018
Maharal: Context Retrospect
JPH 6712
Spring 2017
Bible:Text, Context, Tradition
BIB 1000
Spring 2017
Intro Amoraic Lit.
TAS 5804
Spring 2017
Pahad Yitzhak in Context
JPH 6886
Fall 2016
Bible:Text, Context, Tradition
BIB 1000
Fall 2016
Class Rabbinic Legal Thought
TAS 6874
Fall 2016
Intro Tannaitic Literature
TAS 5801
Spring 2016
Bible:Text, Context, Tradition
BIB 1000