Lawrence H. Schiffman

Lawrence H. Schiffman is the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University.


Articles by Lawrence H. Schiffman

The Bar Kochba Revolt

Messianic figure Simeon Bar Kochba led the Jews in a failed revolt against Roman rule.

Philo Judaeus: Philosophical Pilgrim

Philo worked to reconcile Hellenism and the Hebrew Scriptures.

Sea of Talmud II

How amoraic study sessions became the Gemaras.

The Sea of Talmud I

The emergence of amoraic schools of study.

Creating the Canon

The process and the product of the canonization of the Bible became the basis for a varied tradition of interpretation.

The Rise of Christianity

Nascent Christianity was one of several apocalyptic Jewish sects active during the Second Temple period.

Jewish-Christian Relations in the Early Centuries

Relations deteriorated and hostility increased

Jewish Marriage and Family in the Ancient World

Jewish law guided marriage, divorce, and child-rearing in the ancient world.