Publications in Judaic Studies and Literature

Richard S. Ellis

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies


  1. Translation of a stanza of Hermann Hesse‘s poem“Buchstaben.” In: Yu. I. Manin, A Course in Mathematical Logic, translated by Neal Koblitz (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1977), page 3.

  2. Torah Talk: Terumah. Jewish Weekly News, January 26, 1995, page 12.

  3. The Book of Leviticus and the Fractal Geometry of Torah. Conservative Judaism, Volume 50, Number 1, pages 27-34 (1997).

  4. “A little East of Jordan”: Human-Divine Encounter in Dickinson and the Hebrew Bible. The Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, pages 36-58 (1999).

  5. Human Logic, God’s Logic, and the Akedah. Conservative Judaism, Volume 52, Number 1, pages 28-32 (1999).

  6. A Jew in Rome: Christian Antisemitism and the Holocaust (Part 1). Midstream, Volume 47, Number 4, pages 14-16 (2001).

  7. A Jew in Rome: Christian Antisemitism and the Holocaust (Part 2). Midstream, Volume 47, Number 5, pages 5-7 (2001).

  8. “A little East of Jordan”: Human-Divine Encounter in Dickinson and the Hebrew Bible. In: Emily Dickinson at Home, edited by Gudrun M. Grabher and Martina Antretter (Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2001), pages 123-142. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of the Emily Dickinson International Society in South Hadley, Mount Holyoke College, 12-15 August 1999.

  9. Images at Work Versus Words at Play: Michelangelo’s Art and the Artistry of the Hebrew Bible. Judaism, Volume 51, Number 2, 162-174 (2002).

  10. Blinding Pain, Simple Truth: How Buddhist Meditation Can Change Your Life. Highland City, FL: Rainbow Books, 2011.

  11. Bringing Mindfulness into Higher Education. 2013 ACMHE Winter Newsletter, 13-14. Published online by The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education.

  12. Blessings from the Dead. A novel.