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YU’s Center for Israel Studies to Mark 50th Anniversary of S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize

The Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies will host a conference on the works and influence of Nobel Prize-winning Israeli author S.Y. Agnon in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his award. Titled “Agnon’s Stories of the Land of Israel: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of S.Y. Agnon’s Nobel Prize,” the conference will take place on Monday, October 31, on the University’s Wilf Campus in Furst Hall, Room 535.

The lectures will situate Agnon’s work in the context of his birthplace in Buchach, his adopted home in Jerusalem during the British mandate and early Israel and the literary culture of his time. Co-sponsored by Agnon House, Jerusalem and the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, the conference will feature renowned scholars.

Convened by Rabbi Shalom Carmy, assistant professor of Bible and Jewish philosophy, and Rabbi Jeffrey Saks ’91YC ’93BR ’95R, Agnon scholar and director of the Academy fo r Torah Initiatives and Directions, other speakers at the event will include: Dr. Zafrira Livodsky-Cohen, professor of Hebrew and director of Hebrew language and literature; Dr. Steven Fine, Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History and director of the Center for Israel Studies at YU; Dr. Avraham Holtz, Simon H. Fabian Professor Emeritus of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS); Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature at JTS; and Dr. Wendy Zierler, Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

For more information, visit http://yu.edu/cis/activities/conferences/.

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