Lawrence H. Schiffman

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

Articles by Lawrence H. Schiffman

Hellenism & Judaism

Palestine goes Greek.

The Great Revolt

Jewish factions rebel against Roman rule in Palestine.

The Land of Israel in the Hellenistic Age

While the Seleucids and Ptolemies battled for control of Palestine, Hellenism--the synthesis of Greek and native Near Eastern cultures--took hold.

Building the Second Temple

The historical importance and practical history of rebuilding ancient Judaism's sacred center.

Ezra and Nehemiah

These two reformers charted a course for the future of Judaism.

Palestine Under Persian Rule II

Politics from Artaxerxes to Zerubbabel

Palestine Under Persian Rule

Rebuilding the Temple and the reign of Cyrus