About

I provide a dynamic, open approach to text study, drawing on a wide range of sources,  from Tanakh and classical Midrash, to Shakespeare and modern Israeli poetry.

Having completed my M.A. in Jewish studies at Matan/Baltimore Hebrew University (in Jerusalem), I went on to pursue a doctorate in Hebrew Literature (with a specialty in Midrash) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which was awarded in the spring of 2008.  I wrote a book based on my dissertation:  The Return of the Repressed:  Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha (Leiden: Brill 2009).

In 2007/8, I held the Ray D. Wolfe post-doctoral fellowship in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.  I have taught Tanakh and Midrash at Matan (The Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Study), the Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, and the Rothberg School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  I also lecture widely in North America and England. In 2009-10, I was a visiting assistant professor in Ancient Hebrew Literature and Rabbinics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Last year, I was working on my second academic book — The Female Ruse: Women’s Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible – as a Research Associate in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School. I am currently assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Hebrew College, in Newton, Ma.

When not writing books, articles, or divrei Torah, it is poetry that flows from my pen.

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