Sid Z. Leiman

Professor

sleiman@brooklyn.cuny.edu
3111 James Hall
718-951-5000, ext. 3991

Before retiring in 2012, Professor Sid Z. Leiman taught at Brooklyn College for more than thirty years. He is the author of The Canonization of Hebrew Scripture; co-author of Judaism's Encounter with Other Cultures; and editor of The Canon and Masorah of the Hebrew Bible. He has contributed articles to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Encyclopaedia Judaica, and the Biblical Encyclopaedia. His courses included Jewish history and literature, with special focus on the history of the Hebrew Bible, its interpretation in the medieval and modern periods, and on the Jewish confrontation with modernity. Dr. Leiman continues an active program of research and teaching in retirement at Yeshiva University's Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies.

Visit the world-renowned On-Line Leiman Library

The Leiman Library is a private collection of Judaica located in Kew Gardens Hills, N.Y. Its primary strengths are in Bible, Talmud, Rabbinics, Jewish Thought, and Jewish History. Its over 100,000 items consist of some 30,000 books, plus an even larger collection of pamphlets, scholarly essays, newspapers, newspaper clippings, posters, postcards, photographs, stamps, coins, and related items. The purpose of its on-line website is to make available to the public some of the treasures of the collection. Curator of the Library is Prof. Shnayer Leiman of Brooklyn College's Department of Judaic Studies. To tour the On-line Leiman Library Website, follow the link Leiman Library on-line website.