$1 Bernard Revel single
- A 1-dollar stamp honoring Dr. Bernard Revel, scholar and educator, was issued on September 23, 1986, in New York City. The stamp design is based on a portrait of Revel provided by Yeshiva University. Dr. Revel served as Yeshiva's president for twenty-five years, until his death in 1940. During his tenure, enrollment at Yeshiva increased tremendously. Under his leadership, the Talmudical Academy, Yeshiva College, and a graduate school of higher Jewish learning for training rabbinic leaders were established as adjuncts to the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York City.
- A highly regarded Talmudic scholar, Revel implemented an innovative curriculum which combined Jewish studies with a secular program emphasizing the arts, sciences, and humanities. His efforts enabled thousands of Jewish immigrants to adapt to their new land while continuing their traditional religious education.
- Revel came to the United States from Pren, Lithuania, in 1906. He studied first at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and then at the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving a masters of arts degree from New York University, he acquired a Ph.D. from Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He became a United States citizen in 1912, and in 1915 he was named president of Yeshiva, where a graduate school is now named in his honor.
- mint; previously Scott 2194 (1993 edition)
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- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- September 23, 1986
- Object number
- Bernard Revel, American, 1885 - 1940
- Postage Stamps
- paper; ink (dark Prussian green); adhesive / engraving
- United States of America
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- Scott Catalogue USA 2193
- Education & Teaching
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