Friday, August 12, 2011

First woman to receive Talmud doctorate from Y.U.'s Revel

Y.U.’s Revel school giving Talmud doctorate to woman for first time

August 11, 2011

NEW YORK (JTA) – Yeshiva University's graduate school of Jewish studies will award a doctorate in Talmud to a woman, Shana Strauch Schick, for the first time.

While Yeshiva has multiple programs in Talmud, Schick, 30, is the first woman to obtain a doctorate in the subject from the Bernard Revel Graduate School. A New Jersey native now living in suburban Detroit, Schick successfully defended her dissertation on Aug. 4 and will formally graduate in September.

Congratulations to Dr. Schick.

UPDATE: Photo at the Talmud Blog.