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Professor Lawrence Schiffman

Professor Lawrence Schiffman
Professor Lawrence Schiffman is the Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University and a professor of Jewish Studies.  He previously served as the Chair of the New York University’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.  Schiffman is an expert in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law and Talmudic Literature.
Professor Schiffman was part of research group during 1989 and 1990 which focused on the Dead Sea Scrolls and was a member of the academic committee for the 50thanniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lawrence Schiffman helped to organize a Dead Sea Scrolls conference at NYU.  He also worked to make the scrolls fully published and available to the academic world.