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Naomi Grunhaus


Associate Professor of Bible

PhD, New York University, 2003
MA, New York University, 1994
MS, New York University, 1987
BS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Naomi Grunhaus is Associate Professor at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and at Stern College for Women, where for more than two decades she has devoted herself to teaching Tanach and methodology of biblical interpretation.

Dr. Grunhaus is currently researching modifications in Radak's views between his writing the linguistic Shorashim and writing his commentaries. Her teaching interests include the Latter Prophets, Book of Deuteronomy, Jewish exegetical polemics, medieval Jewish biblical exegesis, and exegesis after the Jewish enlightenment.

Dr. Grunhaus is the recent recipient (2022-23) of a research fellowship grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. In 2021-22, Yeshiva University awarded her a Provost Research Award as well as a Chelst Book Grant. 

In addition to her book The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak’s Biblical Commentaries, published by Oxford University Press in 2013, Dr. Grunhaus is co-editor of From Scrolls to Traditions: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, to be published in 2020 by E.J. Brill. She has authored scholarly articles, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries and is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
Find Naomi Grunhaus' publications on YAIR: Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository.


Beren campus - Stanton Hall (245 Lexington)
Room #604

Dr. Naomi Grunhaus, Associate Professor

Stern College for Women

Bernard Revel Graduate School

Yeshiva University
245 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016



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Fall 2018
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
BIBL 2805


Jewish Exegesis Polemics
BIBL 1165


Nachmanides on the Pentateuch
BIBL 1098


Spring 2018
BIBL 3857


BIBL 2506


Fall 2017
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
BIBL 2805


BIBL 2555


Topics in Deuteronomy
BIBL 1612


Spring 2017
Biblical Exegetes III
BIBL 1089


Jewish Exegesis Polemics
BIBL 1165


Nachmanides on the Pentateuch
BIBL 1098