Recent Senior Theses
Eliezer Buechler: "The Innovation of Isaac Luria to Cover One's Eyes with One's Right Hand During Qeri'at Shema"
Noam Cohen: "And a Fire Came Down from Before the Lord: Examining the Relationship Between Leviticus 10 and Numbers 16-18"
Gregory Fain: "Omipotence in the Shadow of Aristotle"
Hannah Kober: "The Motivations and Experiences of Jewish Students of Arabic at Israeli Universities"
Samuel Marlowe: "Christianity and Antisemitism: An Evaluation of Rosemary Ruether's Faith and Fratricide"
Sara Fried: "I will demand of you, and you will answer me." Arguing Effectively with God
Lauren Cimbol: “How 1950s Suburban Synagogue Architecture Reflects Changing Attitudes within American Judaism”
Dahlia Herzog: “Adam’s Sin as a Model for Human Nature and the Redemption of Israel: The Interpretations of Genesis Chapter 3 in Avot D’Rabbi Natan and Genesis Rabbah”
Eitan Cooper: "Milah Confronts Modernity: Analyzing Debates Over Circumcision Technique"
Emma Green: "Judaism in the Buckle of the Bible Belt: The Oklahoma City Jewish Community"
Schneck Tamar: "The Mellah: Exploring Jewish and Muslim Narratives on Urban Spaces"
Erica Shaps: "Living Stones in the 21st Century: The Complicated Identity of Christian Arabs in Israel
Sarah Geller: "Hezbollah's Lebanonization and its Effects on the Israel-Lebanon Relationship from 2004-2008
Brian Blumenthal: “InTension: PresenTense and the Reinvention of the Next Generation Jew”
Hillel Buechler: “Uvah Teheze: Biblical Criticism and Halakhah in Modern Jewish Thought”
Ethan Goldberg: “In the Shadow of Sulzer: The Mixed Legacy of Cantor Alois Kaiser”
Ilana Sidorsky: “Hamakom Yinachem Etchem: Understanding the Impact of Jewish Mourning Rituals Within Developing Jewish Identity”
Emily Jaeger: “Differences Within: Gender and Gender-Bending in Ugaritic Mythological, Epistolary, Legal and Administrative Texts”
Joshua Jerusalmi: “A Monumental Statement: Placement and Meaning in the Shaw and New England Holocaust Memorial”
Madeline Mayer: Service Learning Programs in Jewish Day School
Hannah Perlman: “The Language and Legacy of Violence in the Akedah”
Marnina Cowan: “The Position of the Hebrew Language among Arab Citizens of Israel" in Hebrew, "יחסם של ערבים אזרחי ישראל לשפה העברית"
Talia Graff: “From Ideology to the Classroom: Israel Education in the Religious Schools of a Reform and a Conservative Congregation”
Zach Margulies: "Upon the Shoulders of the Seaward Philistines:" Philistine Governance in the Iron Age I and IIA”
Garrett Nada: “The Self-Identity of the Naqab-Bedouin Students of Ben-Gurion University”
Rebecca Shapiro: “Memories Never Die: The Significance of Objects in a Survivor's Tale”
Emily Watkins: “On the Border of Fire: Origins of the National Religious Settler Movement in Israel"
Elizabeth Imber: “Scottish Missionary Work among Jews in the 19th Century”
Yael Rooks-Rapport: Post-Jewish Art
Sara Smith: “Imahot Liturgy: A Study of the Historic Development of the Insertion of the Imahot into the Amidah”