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Orthodox Arts

January 24, 2011

Aspiring actress-singer Miriam Leah Droz, who was raised as a Conservative Jew, stopped performing for 10 years after she decided to become strictly Orthodox and adhere to Jewish religious law that prohibits women from singing or performing live in front of men due to modesty issues.

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Up Close With Graduate School of Jewish Studies Dean Michael Shmidman

June 01, 2010

Dr. Michael A. Shmidman has served as Dean of Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies since 1986, and was appointed to the Victor J. Selmanowitz Chair in Jewish History in 2003. He has been a member of Touro’s faculty and administration since 1981, when he was recruited to serve as the first director of the newly established Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

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