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JTS Welcomes New Faculty

JTS Welcomes New Faculty

Oct 04, 2018

Three distinguished scholars have joined the JTS faculty in the 2018-2019 academic year. In the fall, Dr. Sarah Wolf joined us as assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, and Dr. Arielle Levites became our fourth Golda Och Postdoctoral fellow. In the spring, Professor Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi will be the next Ginor Visiting Professor of Israel Studies.

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Asking New Questions

Asking New Questions

Nov 01, 2017

Our faculty are leading Jewish academics who bring fresh insights to Jewish texts.

The term “Jewish mother” can still evoke the stereotype of a smothering, guilt-inducing matriarch. But thousands of years of Jewish culture have produced far more varied depictions of Jewish motherhood. JTS’s Marjorie Lehman and two colleagues set out to find and examine those depictions, and the result is a new book, co-edited by Lehman, called Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination

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