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Dr. Naomi Grunhaus

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Dr. Naomi Grunhaus is an Associate Professor in the Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies at Stern College. Her book on the interplay between peshat and derash in Rabbi David Kimhi’s biblical commentaries will be published in Summer 2012 by Oxford University Press.
In addition, Dr. Grunhaus is a devoted teacher, who has been teaching Tanach and methodology of biblical interpretation for more than twenty-five years. In an effort to include students in her research, she has twice mentored students who were awarded Yeshiva University’s Summer Research Grants. She has twice received a Ms. E. Billi Ivry Faculty Research Incentive Award and was also the recipient of the Murray and Madeleine Baumel Faculty Incentive Award.
Dr. Grunhaus is a frequent presenter at scholarly conferences, most recently presenting a paper at an international conference at Haifa University (May 2011). She has also authored scholarly articles, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries. Dr. Grunhaus received her PhD in Jewish Studies from New York University, MA and MS degrees from New York University, and a BS from Brooklyn College.

Sample Titles

  • Avram Avinu and the Ten Trials of Faith
  • ’Sheep Being Led to the Slaughter’: Jewish interpretation of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53
  • Using Internet Resources for Research in Jewish Studies: Discussion and Demonstration
  • The Significance of Peshat Comments that Contradict Halakhah
  • Shemitat Kesafim: Cancellation of Debts after the Shemittah Year
  • Ephraim and Menashe: One Shevet or Two?
  • Form without Substance: Fasting and Rituals in Prophetic Perspective

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