Biography

Rachel Adelman is assistant professor of Hebrew Bible in the rabbinical program at Hebrew College in Boston. She holds an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the joint Baltimore Hebrew University/Matan Program (the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Study) in Jerusalem, and a PhD in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007/8,  she was the Ray D. Wolfe post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and. in 2009/10, a visiting assistant professor at Miami University, in Ohio.  She has also taught Tanakh and Midrash at Matan, in Jerusalem, and lectures widely in North America and England.
Her first book — The Return of the Repressed: Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha — (Brill 2009), is based on her doctoral work.
Last year as a research associate in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School, she began her second major writing project — The Female Ruse — Women’s Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible.
Her poems have been published in European Judaism, Kerem, and Commentary, and her translations in Modern Hebrew Literature. 

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