Announcement: Conference on Messianism

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Conference on Messianism

The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program of Yeshiva College is
proud to present its second annual student-run academic conference this April 3 at 1:30 pm.

This year’s conference brings together leading scholars in the field of Jewish studies to explore the history of Jewish messianism, as well as its evolving theological meaning.

Speakers include:

  • David Berger (Yeshiva University)
  • Benjamin Ish-Shalom (Beit Morasha, Jerusalem)
  • Reuven Kimelman (Brandeis University)
  • Daniel J. Lasker (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Ronnie Perelis (Yeshiva University)
  • Lawrence H. Schiffman (Yeshiva University)
  • Elliot R. Wolfson (New York University)

Registration is required. Please visit this website to register for this exciting event.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.


  1. What was the first conference?

  2. Shlomo Zuckier

    The last conference was on Jews and Political Power.

  3. The conference will be held in Furst Hall on 185th Street, or if the Messiah comes, in Jerusalem.

    (The speakers may have to hurriedly revise their presentations, however.)

  4. I’ve usually heard that the other way: the wedding will be held in Yerushalayim ih”k, and if Moshiach doesn’t come, at Rose Castle in Williamsburgh.

  5. lawrence kaplan

    Of course, if the Rebbe suddenly reappears — I do not wish to use the term “is resurrected,” so as to not prejudge the issue as to whether he really died– as the Messiah, Prof Berger, I imagine, will have to do some major revising!

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