Lawrence Schiffman


Securing the Future of the Center for Jewish History: NYU Has Resources for Growth

By Lawrence Schiffman

During the last half of the 20th century, the center of Judaic scholarship and teaching in the United States moved from Jewish institutions, rabbinical seminaries, Hebrew teachers’ colleges and the independent Dropsie graduate school to secular colleges and universities. This shift took place for a number of reasons, among them the ability to raise money, widespread student interest and the absence of internal Jewish divisions on campus.Read More



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