Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania”

Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lectures

5th Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture
Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl:
“What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania”
June 15, 2008

Gil Perl is the Dean of the Margolin Hebrew Academy / Feinstone Yeshiva of the South, a Prek-12 day school serving the Jewish community of Memphis. Before arriving in Memphis, Dr. Perl served as an instructor of Modern Jewish History in Yeshiva University and as the Associate Head of School in Yeshiva University’s High School for Boys. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his Masters and Doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, and rabbinical ordination from Yeshiva University. As a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, Rabbi Perl was twice awarded Harvard’s prestigious Certificate of Distinction in Teaching and in the Spring of 2006 he was named Yeshiva University’s Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year.

Recorded by Marc Franklin

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