Rabbi Dr. Shnayer Leiman is Professor Emeritus of Jewish History and Literature in the Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and also teaches at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He has served as Skirball Fellow in Judaic Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (1994); Lady Davis Fellow and Visiting Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University (1990); and as Visiting Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University (1984). Prior to his arrival at Brooklyn College and Yeshiva University, he served as Professor of Jewish History and Literature at Yale University, where he administered graduate and undergraduate programs in Judaic Studies. He also served as Visiting Scholar in Jewish Law and Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Rabbinic Responses to Modernity (2007); The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture(second edition, 1991);the editor of The Canon and Masorah of the Hebrew Bible(1974); and has contributed entries to Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopaedia Judaica, and Encyclopaedia Miqra’it. He is Associate Editor of Tradition, where he contributes the column entitled “From the Pages of Tradition,” and served as Editor of the Yale Judaica Series of Yale University Press from 1988 to 1996. He earned his doctorate from the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and his rabbinical ordination from the Mirrer Yeshiva in New York.
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Rabbi Dr. Leiman’s shiur is sponsored by Aaron and Toby Kinderlehrer
We express our sincere gratitude to the following shiur sponsors.
Sponsored by Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of:
Bessie & Irving Mauskopf z”l
Bob & Lee Horowitz z”l
Sponsored by Daniel Harari, for The Center For Sephardic Heritage, in Honor of David Shasha, HaSepharadi
Robyn and Shukie Grossman in memory of Rabbi Rafael Grossman, z’tl
Moshe and Devora Smith in memory of Rabbi Dr. Bergmann’s mother, Syma Bergmann, סימה ביילא בת אריה לייב
Menachem and Rena Schnaidman in dedication of HaRav Yitzchak Ben Yaakov Schnaidman
Rina & Nahum Felman in memory of Dr. Morris Loffan (Moshe Dov ben Yerucham Fishel)
Sponsored by the Neumark and Rozenberg families in memory of:
Betty and Sidney Adler
In memory of chaver, Bjorn Bamburger, z’l – sponsored by Dassie and Marvin Bienenfeld
Sponsored by Howard and Chaya Balter
In memory of Mr. Emil Tennenbaum, sponsored by Lani and Shimmy Tennenbaum and Family
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Moshe & Cali Orenbuchin memory of Regina Glanzman, Rivka Bat Yaakov
Sponsored by Yechiel and Nomi Rotblat and Family in memory of Rabbi Dr. Steven M. Dworken z”l
In memory of David Grossman A”H, father and father in law of Becky and Avi Katz. His enthusiasm for this OU program continues to inspire his family.
In Memory of our Beloved Parents and Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max and Yetty Monderer z’l, who were privileged to enjoy the warm friendship (YBLChT’V) of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schachter. Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family
Henry and Mindy Orlinsky
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Dr. Manfred and Anne Lehmann and Jamie Lehmann
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegal – in loving memory of Jacob and Rose Siegel of Baltimore, MD
Sponsored by Aaron and Toby Kinderlehrer in memory of their parents of blessed memory, Yosef Shimon ben Chaim Yisroel, Chaya Rochel bas Ahron, Refoel Mordecai ben Elimelech and Breindel Leah bas Ahron
Henry and Golda Reena Rothman in memory of our parents, Maurice and Golde Rothman and Meyer and Lillian Shatz
By Yitzchok and Barbie Lehmann Siegel and Family
The Krupka family and the Touro College and University System
Harry and Etta Brandman
Michael and Susanne Wimpfheimer
Yehuda and Anne Neuberger
Stan and Marla Frohlinger, for a refuah shelaima for Shmuel Zalman ben Shoshana and for Yitzhak Noach ben Rivka Leah
Ezra and Racheli Friedberg, in honor of our fathers: Mr. Dov Friedberg and Mr. Nechemia Salomon.
In Memory of Our Beloved Father and Grandfather, Rabbi Jacob Adler, Harav Yaakov Mordechai ben R’ Gershon z”l, And Our Beloved Uncle, Rabbi Adler’s Father, Mr. David Adler, R’ Dovid ben R’ Gershon, z”l, Each of Whose Raison D’Etre Was to Pass Along the Mesorah to Future Generations,
Emanuel and Helen Adler and Family.
In Memory of Cantor Jack Korbman z’l, The Korbman Family