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Kanarfogel Named to American Academy for Jewish Research

New York—Professor Ephraim Kanar­fogel, a Teaneck resident and the E. Billi Ivry University Professor of Jewish History, Lit­erature and Law at Yeshiva University, has been named to the Exec­utive Com­mittee of the American Academy for Jewish Re­search, where he joins col­leagues from Colum­bia Universi­ty, Princeton University, the Univer­sity of Michi­gan, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Toronto. The American Acade­my for Jewish Research represents the old­est organization of Judaic scholars in North America. Fellows are nominated and elect­ed by their peers and thus constitute the most distinguished and most senior schol­ars teaching Judaic studies at American uni­versities.

“This appointment reflects the high es­teem in which Jewish Studies scholars at YU are held by the larger academic communi­ty,” said Kanarfogel. “I am honored to have been chosen.”

Kanarfogel currently chairs the commit­tee that awards the Academy’s prestigious Salo Baron Book Prize for the best first book in Jewish studies. In addition to Kanarfogel, members of the Academy from the core fac­ulty of YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies include Dean David Berg­er, the Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History; Professor Yaakov Elman, Herbert S. and Naomi Denenberg Chair in Talmudic Studies; Professor Jeffrey Gurock, Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish His­tory; Professor Arthur Hyman, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy; and Profes­sor Richard Steiner, professor of Semitic lan­guages and literature.

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