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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