Staff Profile: Yeshaya Metal

Yeshaya Metal with Dr. David Levy at the Winter 2016 Library Staff Meeting
Yeshaya Metal (L) with Dr. David Levy at the Winter 2016 Library Staff Meeting

Where were you born?

Poland

Where else have you lived?

The Bronx, Connecticut, England, NJ, Brooklyn

What languages do you speak?

English, Yiddish, Hebrew

What fields have you studied and/or degrees have you earned?

Government, Talmud, Library Science, Diamond Setting

BA, MS, Ordination

How long have you been at Touro and what’s your position?

1994-2000 at the Brighton Beach library & 2015-2016 at the Lander College for Men library

From 2000-2014 I was the Research Librarian at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

What is the part of your job that you enjoy the most?

Research queries

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Ensuring staff members are content

If you weren’t a librarian, what would you be?

I always wanted to be a doctor

Best thing you’ve read lately?

Hasidic discourses and Talmud studies

Your ideal vacation?

One that I can afford

Any hobbies?

Becoming a scribe

If you’re outside, what are you most likely doing?

Walking

Favorite food?

Meatballs and spaghetti

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