Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Young academics online

Today I became aware of the websites of two Talmudists. They have both taken the laudable step of placing their academic publications online, freely available to the wider public.

Jonathan Milgram is an assistant professor of Talmud at JTS. He wrote his doctorate at Bar Ilan University under Shamma Friedman, on Bavli Bekhorot. The synopsis from his dissertation, as well as an article with part of his commentary on the section he studied, is on the site.

Yachin Epstein teaches, I believe, in the Open University in Israel, and before that was a ram at the late and lamented Yeshivat ha-Kibbutz ha-Dati - Ein Tsurim. He wrote his MA on a chapter of Bavli Yoma, and the thesis is on the site. His dissertation, on Kallah Rabbati, written under the guidance of Robert Brody, will go up soon. Another item of interest is a high school paper written by his sister, on their grandfather Prof Jacob Nahum Epstein.


Blogger DafKesher said...

I thought Yachin wrote with Brodie.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Menachem Mendel said...

The paper on Y.N. Epstein is fantastic. It shows how much material there is to be researched. Has anybody written anything about him besides this?

7:09 AM  
Blogger יכין אפשטיין said...

DafKesher צודק עבודת הד"ר שלי נכתבה אצל פרופ' ר' ברודי.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manuscriptboy said...

Sorry. Fixed now.

10:42 AM  
Blogger DafKesher said...

@Menachem Mendel - Jacob Sussman has an article on him in vol. 1 of _Toledot haUniversita haIvrit_.

1:51 PM  

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