Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, co-edited Alphei Shinan (Yediot Sfarim, 2014) with Dr. Gila Vachman. The book honors Professor Avigdor Shinan's contribution to Jewish Studies research, especially in the study of Midrash, the extended biblical narrative, the Aramaic translation of Torah and Siddur prayers.
Upon Professor Shinan's retirement from teaching in the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this edited volume consists of sixteen of his articles. The uniqueness of the book is that next to each article, there has been an addition of a brief response, illumination, analysis, or application of new topics in the fields. These responses are written by fourteen doctorates trained by Professor Shinan, with the addition of Dr. Nitai Shinan and Professor Yair Zakovitch. These authors represent a variety of opinions, perspectives, identities, and countries of origin, thereby reflecting the influence of Professor Shinan, whose students are scattered all over the country and around the world.