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Dr. Rivka Ulmer

Professor

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Judaic Studies, 2002-2007

Department of Religious Studies, Bucknell University

Jewish Studies

Courses @ Bucknell taught by Prof. Ulmer

 

45 Independent Studies and Undergraduate Research Projects

PROGRAMS:

Jewish Studies programming and outreach efforts (2007-2014):

Lecture: "Between Russia, China, Japan, and Israel: The Transnational Identity of Harbin's Jews, 1899-2014." Prof. Jonathan Goldstein.

Student Athlete Conference. 2013

Lectures: "The Israeli Economy"; "The Palestinian Economy" (Dr. Andrew Schein, Israel), 2013

Lecture: Judaism and Islam in Light of the Geniza Fragments from Cairo-- by Fulbright Scholar, Zvi Stampfer, March 2012

The Pianist (2002 film by Roman Polanski; in cooperation with the Hilltop Film Committee (Fall, 2011).

Golden Treasures-The Vatican Judaica; documentary introduced by Cliff Rieders, JD (Fall, 2011)

Fifth Student Athlete Conference (Spring, 2011)

Jewish Children's Literature, Exhibit (Bertrand Libray), 2011catalogue

Screening of a film Nowhere in Africa in cooperation with the Hilltop Film Committee (Spring 2011)

Speaker: Dr. Mordecai Kedar (in-class, Spring, 2011)

Fourth Student Athlete Conference (Fall, 2009). poster

Screening of Israeli films (2009). in co-operation with the Bucknell Hilltop Film Series:

"The Bubble" (Fall, 2009)

"Jellyfish" (Fall, 2009)

Program “Tel Aviv at 100-Israel at 60”:  Movies (Spring, 2009)

Program “Tel Aviv at 100-Israel at 60:”   Bauhaus Architecture (Spring, 2009).poster
           
Third Student Athlete Conference: Religion and Identity (Spring, 2009). poster

Second Student Athlete Conference: "Athletes and the Human Body." February 25, 2008poster

October 22, 2007 "Recent Israeli Movies"

John D. & Catherine MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies, Bucknell University
Program 2002-07

Dr. Eran Lerman, Israel, Wednesday, April 25, 2007 "Terrorism."

Professor Jonathan Goldstein, "Comparative Zionisms: Singapore and Manila." Monday, March 19, 2007, 7:00 pm Gallery Theater, Langone Center. poster

November 16, 2006 A. Isler, Book signing and “Reading from a Work in Progress”

Student Athlete Conference, Homecoming Weekend, Sunday, October  8, 2006  Forum Room, Langone Center 272, Bucknell University poster
 The introductory part of the program will highlight several Jewish athletes. The core event of this mini-conference will focus upon student athletes at Bucknell University. Bucknell students and alumni will discuss sports and academics. The purpose of the conference is to teach the next generation of student athletes in respect to the challenges and gratifications of sports on campus. A professor’s view will address the challenges and pleasures of teaching athletes.  
Presentation:  “Jews in Sports”
Discussion:    Student Athletes at Bucknell--Diversity Issues
and Academic Challenges
Introductory Remarks:  President Brian Mitchell 
Respondent:  R. Ulmer; Question and answer period
Poster

September 18, 2006 Lecture: Professor Ranen Omer-Sherman,  University of Miami, Florida:“The Question of Justice:  Between Desert and Homeland in the Ancient/Contemporary Jewish Literary Imagination” poster

September 14, 2006 Jeffrey S. Gurock, Libby M. Taperman Professor of Jewish History Yeshiva University, New York:
“Judaism’s Encounter with American Sports” poster

Fall 2005 Lecture Series: Judaism and Its Cultural Implications

Bambi, King of the Forest: Cultural Zionism in Franz Kafka’s and Felix Salten’s Animal Worlds;” Prof. Iris Bruce, McMaster University, Canadaposter

Battering States: Jewish and Palestinian Women in Israel;” Madelaine Adelman, Arizon State University

Rethinking the Problem of Edith Stein: Jew and Catholic Saint;" Prof. Zev Garber, Los Angeles

European and American Jewish Women and Higher Education;” “The changing roles of women in the synagogue.” Prof. Harriett Freidenreich, Temple University, Philadelphia

Lectures: Prof. Isaac Kalimi; Dr. Joel Bainerman, and others.

Lecture by Amos Oz, Israel: "War and Peace."

October 14th, 2004. Info

Exhibition:

"Israel." Bertrand Library, October - November, 2004.

Conference: Rabbinic Judaism Poster

February 22nd, 2004
Exhibition at the Bertrand Library

Passover The Students of the Course entitled “Judaism” and Rivka Ulmer present an exhibition: “Passover – Pesach” March 3-31, 2003 (Entrance Hall, Bertrand Library).catalogue

From Manuscript to Text: Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Editions of Rabbinic Texts (Bertrand Library, Bucknell University) October 15, 2002 - January 29, 2003.description


Colloquium : "Jewish Music as Sacred Music and as Ethnomusic." Program

Bucknell University, 2002-2003:

November 21, 2002 Sacred Music.“Rediscovering Sacred Music: The Musicology of Judaism” by Rabbi Cantor Dr. Daniel Katz (Germany). Lecture, presentation, and discussion.
January 21, 2003 Ethnomusic. Concert by a Klezmer Band. Introduction by Professor Eric Mazur, Department of Religion, Bucknell University.

January 29, 2003 Ethnomusic. Prof. Mark Kligman, Hebrew Union College-JIR, New York, "Modern Forms of Jewish Music: A View from an Ethnomusicologist." Respondent: Prof. Olivia Bloechl, Bucknell University.

February 4, 2003 Ethnomusic. "Yidl mit'n Fidl" (movie). Introduction by Professor Adam Knee, Bucknell University.

February 18, 2003 Sacred Music and Ethnomusic. "The Cantor's Son" (movie).Introduction: Prof. Laurence Roth, Susquehanna University.

February 20, 2003 Concert. Robyn Helzner and Trio. Recital Hall, Sigfried Weis Music Building.

February 25, 2003 Sacred Music. Presentaion by Cantor Dr. Geoffrey Goldberg (School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College-JIR) "A New Way of Looking at Ashkenazic Music in General." Introduction by Professor Jackson Hill, Department of Music, Bucknell University.

Faculty Advisor, Bucknell Hillel http://www.orgs.bucknell.edu/hillel


TEACHING COMPETENCE:

Graduate Level:
Midrash; Talmud; Talmud Commentaries; Rabbinic Judaism; Judaism in Late Antiquity; Post-Biblical Literature; Second Temple Judaism; Judaism and Hellenism; Bible Commentaries; Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History.

Undergraduate Level:
Bible; Introduction to Judaism; The Origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Classical Hebrew Literature; Jewish Literature in Translation; Women in Judaism; Jewish Film; Holocaust.

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:

Rabbinic literature with an emphasis on Midrash.

Hebrew manuscripts (editing rabbinic texts).

Text-linguistic, semiotic and cultural approaches to texts.

Comparative Literature.

Jews in Egypt, Jews in Germany, Jewish Magic.akhah).Text-linguistic and semiotic approaches to texts.Comparative Literature.The history, theology and philosophy of Judaism from the classical period to modernity.

Jews in Egypt, Jews in Germany and Jewish Magic.

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming:

Rivka Ulmer and Moshe Ulmer, Righteous Giving to the Poor:Tzedakah (“Charity”) in Classical Rabbinic Judaism: Including a Brief Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2014).


BOOKS:

Re-presenting Texts: Jewish and Black Biblical Interpretation: Proceedings of the 2010 and 2011 SBL Midrash Sections (ed. W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013).

Midrash and the Exegetical Mind (ed. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ:  Gorgias Press, 2011).

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash (Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums 52; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2009). Hard cover, simultaneously published as an e-book. http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/th/detailEn.cfm?isbn=978-3-11-022393-4

egyptian cultural


Reviewed:

Reviewed:
Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 122,3 (2010-11), 484.
Journal for the Study of Judaism 42 (2011), 437.
H-JUDAIC 19 May 2011.
Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71 (2012), 351-54.
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 36,5 (2012), 203-04.
http://kavvanah.wordpress.com/category/midrash/
Review session and panel discussion of the book (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2011; to be published in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Winter, 2014).

Second (paperback) edition of A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps, volume 1 (Studies in Judaism Series, ed. Jacob Neusner, et al.; University Press of America, 2008).


Reviewed:
Review of Biblical Literature (03/07/2010).

Second (paperback) editionof A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps, volume 2 (Studies in Judaism Series, ed. Jacob Neusner, et al.; University Press of America, 2008).pesr II paper
Reviewed:
Review of Biblical Literature (03/07/2010).

Second (paperback) editionof A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps, volume 3 (Studies in Judaism Series, ed. Jacob Neusner, et al.; University Press of America, 2008).
Reviewed:
Review of Biblical Literature (03/07/2010).

Interpretation, Religion and Culture in Midrash and Beyond: Proceedings of the 2006 and 2007 SBL Consultation on Midrash, edited by Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

Midrash and Context: Proceedings of the 2004 and 2005 SBL Consultation on Midrash (ed, Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2007).midrash 2005
Reviewed:
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 32 (2008), 235.
Review of Biblical Literature 5/31/2008. www.bookreviews.org
Henoch: Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity, N.S. 1 (2009), 185-89.

Discussing Cultural Influences: Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism (ed. Rivka Ulmer; Studies in Judaism Series, ed. J. Neusner; Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 2007)discussing cultural


Reviewed:
Journal of the American Oriental Society 129,1 (2009), 139-41.
AJS-Review: The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies 32, 2 (2008), 418-21.
Review of Biblical Literature 06/2008
Theologische Literaturzeitung 133 (2008), 1055-57.
Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 120, 3 (2008), 450-51.

Recent Developments in Midrash Research: Proceedings of the 2002 and 2003 SBL Consultation on Midrash (ed. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2005).


Reviewed:
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 31 (2007), 258.
Universität Halle (2005).
New Testament Abstracts 52,1 (2008), 215-16.
Henoch: Studies in Judaism and Christinaity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity, N.S. 1 (2009), 185-189.

A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps. Vol. III and Index (Studies in Judaism Series; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002).

Pesiqta rabbati : a synoptic edition of Pesiqta... by Rivka Ulmer
Reviewed:
New Testament Abstracts 47 (2003), 612.
Reference and Research Books 17 (2002), 13.

Turmoil, Trauma, and Triumph: The Fettmilch Uprising in Frankfurt am Main According to Megillas Vintz. A Critical Edition of the Yiddish and Hebrew Text Including an English Translation (Judaism and Society/Judentum und Umwelt, 72; New York & Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2001).

Turmoil, trauma, and triumph : the Fettmilch uprising in Frankfurt am Main (1612 - 1616) according to the Megillas Vintz; a critical edition of the Yiddish and Hebrew text including an English translation
Reviewed:
Religious Studies Review 29,2 (2003), 204.
Revue des Études Juives 161 (2002), 529-30.
Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 30 (2003), 214-15.
Archiv für hessische Geschichte 601 (2002), 484-85.
Aschkenas- Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der Juden 2 (2001), 570-71.
Sehepunkte 2 (2002), No. 7/8.
Perform 3,7/8 (2002). Historicum.net

A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps. Vol. II (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999).
Reviewed:
Reference and Research Books 15 (2000).
Journal for the Study of Judaism 31 (2000).pesr II hard cover

A Synoptic Edition Of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Hebrew Manuscripts And The Editio Princeps. Vol. I (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997).
Reviewed:
Materia giudaica, Rassegna di filologia ebraica 4 (1998), 78-79.
Old Testament Abstracts 21 (1998), 371.
Journal for the Study of Judaism XXX,1 ((1999), 114-15.
The Jewish Quarterly Review XC (1999), 137-49.
Revue des Études Juives 161,1-2 (2002), 299-300.
Reference and Research Books 13 (1998), 9.

Talmud Yerushalmi. Ma`aserot. Talmud Yerushalmi. Ma`aser Sheni (Übersetzung des Talmud Yerushalmi, I/7, I/8; Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1996). (Jerusalem Talmud. Tithes. Second Tithe).
Reviewed:
Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung No. 22, 52 (1997), 14.
Freiburger Rundbrief 4 (1997), 207.
Revue Biblique (2000), 145.
Review of Biblical Literature 02/01/2000, pp. 309-11..
Review and Expositor 95 (1998).
New Testament Abstracts 41 (1997), 192.
Shofar 14,1 (1995), 194.
Freiburger Rundbrief 4 (1997), 207-08.
Salesianum 60 (1998), 171-72,
Archivo Teologico Granadino 59 (1996), 412-14.
Rivista Protestantesimo 1998, p. 64.
Henoch XX (1998), 373-74.
New Testament Abstracts 41 (1997), 192.

The Evil Eye in the Bible and in Rabbinic Literature (Hoboken, NJ: Ktav, 1994).
Reviewed:
AJS-Review: The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies 21,1 (1996), 151-53.
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 79 (1998), 160.
Conservative Judaism, Fall 1996, 90.
Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 18 (1996), 92-93.
The Jerusalem Post 10/20/1995.
Shofar 13 (1995), 144.
New Testament Abstracts 39 (1995), 363-64.
Jewish Book World 13,1 (1995), 29.
Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 108 (1996), 324.
Biblische Zeitschrift 42 (1998), 124.
Sefarad. Revista De Estudios Hebraicos, Sefardíes Y De Oriente Próximo 55 (1995), 406.
Booklist American Library Association 91,1 (1994).
לעלא (Jew’s College, London), 41 (5756/1996).
Religious Studies Review 21,4 (1995), 341.
Bibliotheca Orientalis LIII,3/4 (1996), 514-16.
Booklist- George Cohen (1995).

evil eye

Rabbinische Responsen zum Synagogenbau (Hildesheim & New York: Olms, 1990). (Rabbinic legal responsa in respect to synagogue architecture).
Reviewed:
Kiryat Sefer קרית ספר 64 (1992/93), 1186.
National Post June 23, 1993, 10.

Diskussionsbeiträge aus dem Jüdischen Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main (ed.; Frankfurt am Main: Lehrhaus Verlag, 1986). (Lectures presented at the Jüdisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main).
Reviewed:
Henoch 12 (1990), 124.

Poetry of Rebecca (ed.; Frankfurt am Main:  Lehrhaus Verlag, 1986).

Tröstet, tröstet mein Volk! Zwei rabbinische Homilien zu Jesaja 40,1. PesR 30 und PesR 29/30 (Frankfurter Judaistische Studien, 7; Frankfurt am Main: Gesellschaft zur Förderung judaistischer Studien, 1986). (Comfort, comfort my people. Two rabbinic homilies on Isaiah 40:1. Pesiqta Rabbati, chapters 30 and 29/30).
Reviewed:
Kairos 30 (1988), 250-51.
Linguistica Biblica 59 (1987), 125-27.
Revue des Études Juives CXLVI (1987).
Kiryat Sefer קרית ספר 61 (1986/87), 655.

ARTICLES

(81) “Sennacherib in Midrashic and Related Literature:  Inscribing History in Midrash.”  In:  Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem (ed. Isaac Kalimi and Seth Richardson; Leiden:  Brill, 2014), 347-87.

(80) “Rejoinder: Black and Jewish Hermeneutics,” in: Re-presenting Texts: Jewish and Black Biblical Interpretation: Proceedings of the 2010 and 2011 SBL Midrash Sections (ed. W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013), pp. 65-76.

(79) “Egypt. Rabbinic Judaism.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 7 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013), 502-505.

(78) “The Contours of the Messiah in Pesiqta Rabbati.” Harvard Theological Review 106 (2013), pp. 115-44.

(77) “Pesiqta Rabbati: A Text Linguistic and Form-Analytical Analysis of the Rabbinic Homily.” Journal of Jewish Studies 64 (2013), 64-97.

(76) “Caves. Rabbinic Judaism.” In:  Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 4(Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012), ??

(75) “Consolation. Rabbinic Judaism.” In:  Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 5 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012), 1-2.

(74) “Egypt. Rabbinic Judaism.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 7 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013), 1-4.

(73) “The Contours of the Messiah in Pesiqta Rabbati.” Harvard Theological Review 106 (2013), 115-44.

(72) “Pesiqta Rabbati: A Text Linguistic and Form-Analytical Analysis of the Rabbinic Homily.” Journal of Jewish Studies 64 (2013), 64-97.

(71) “Bet Midrash,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 3 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011), 943-46.
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(70)  “Baraita of the 32 Rules,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, v. 3 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011), 503-05.

(69) The Culture of Apocalypticism:  Is the Rabbinic Work Pesiqta Rabbati Intertextually Related to the New Testament Book The Revelation to John?” Review of Rabbinic Judaism 14, 1 (2011), 37-70.

(68) “Construction, Destruction and Reconstruction: The Temple in Pesiqta Rabbati” in  Festschrift in Honor of Louis H. Feldman (ed. Steve Fine; Leiden: Brill, 2011), 106-24.

The Temple of Jerusalem : from Moses to the Messiah : in honor of Professor Louis H. Feldman

(67) “Psalm 22 in Pesiqta Rabbati: The Suffering of the Jewish Messiah and Jesus.” In: The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation (ed. Zev Garber; Shofar Suppl.; Purdue University Press, 2011), 106-128.

Reviews:
The Jerusalem Post 6/23/11
National Post of Canada
Jewish Idea Daily 6/15/11
Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73,3 (2011)
H-Judaic 4/6/11
H-Judaic 5/2013
Article of the month: http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/ulm358008.shtml
Mentalities/Mentalities (New Zealand) 2012
Review of Biblical Literature 6/15/12
Jewish Ideas Daily 6/18/12
Hebrew Studies 2012
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 2012
Choice v. 50 (2012)
Journal of Ecumenical Studies 42:2 (2012)
Shofar 30, 3 (2012)
Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews II.3 (Sept.-Oct. 2012)
Transversal (Austria)
Jewish History Quarterly (Poland)

(66) “The Jerusalem Temple in Pesiqta Rabbati: From Creation to Apocalypse,” Hebrew Studies 51 (2010), 223-59.

(65) “The Egyptian Gods in Midrashic Texts,” Harvard Theological Review 103:2 (2010), 181-204.

(64) “The Rabbinic Term בגד צבע האשה — The Semiotics of ‘A Woman’s Colored Garment’.” Or le-me’ir (ed. Shamir Yona; Beer Sheva:  Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press, 2010), 203-21.

(63) “Rabbinic Judaism,” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Introduction and Bibliography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com

(62) “‘Aqiba, Rabbi,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2009), vol. 2, cols. 565-68.
Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title (2010)

(61) “The Sha‘ar Ha-Shamayim Synagogue (Keniset Isma‘iliyah) in Cairo, Egypt,” in Maven in Blue Jeans: A Festschrift in Honor of Zev Garber (Shofar Suppl.; West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2009), 431-40.
Reviewed:
Review of Biblical Literature 8/22/2009.
Hebrew Studies  50 (2008), 441.
Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relation  4,1 (2009), # 34.
Sefarad: The Sephardic Newsletter 18.8.2 (2010).
Shofar 28,4 (2010), 1-4.
Mentalities/Mentalities 24, 1 (2010) [New Zealand].
JES 45:2 (Spring 2010).

(60) “Some Remarks on the Egyptian Language (Coptic) in Rabbinic Texts,” in Interpretation, Religion and Culture in Midrash and Beyond (2008), 79-89.

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(58) “Midrash and the Bible.” Religion Compass 2,5 (2008), 754-768.

(57) “Cleopatra as a Cultural Icon in Rabbinic Literature.” Henoch: Studi storico filologici sull’ebraismo 29 (2007), 327-353.

(56) “Egyptian Magic and the Osiris Myth in Midrash.” Midrash and Context (eds. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer, Gorgias Press, 2007), 165-208.

(55) “Visions of Egypt and Roman Palestine:  A Dialectical Relationship between History and Homiletical Midrash.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge/Frankfurt Jewish Studies Bulletin 33 (2006), 1-33. [actually published in 2007].

(54) “Visions of Egypt in Midrash:  The Nile as the Landscape of the Other.” In Discussing Cultural Influences: Text, Context, and Non-Text in Rabbinic Judaism. Proceedings of a Conference on Rabbinic Judaism at Bucknell University (Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 2007, Studies in Judaism), 193-234.

(53) “The Boundaries of the Rabbinic Genre Midrash.” Colloquium  38 (2006), 59-73.

(52) “Visions of Egypt in Midrash:  Pharaoh’s Birthday and the Nile Festival,” in Kalimi, Isaac and Haas, Peter (eds.), Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity (Sheffield: T&T Clark, 2006), 52-78.

Biblical interpretation in Judaism and Christianity
(51) “Volksliturgie in der Frankfurter Judengasse des 17. Jahrhunderts:  Die Psalmen im Vinzhans-Lied,” in Fritz Backhaus, Gisela Engel, Robert Liberles and Margarete Schlüter (eds.),  Die Frankfurter Judengasse. Jüdisches Leben in der Frühen Neuzeit (Frankfurt: Societätsverlag 2006, Schriftenreihe des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt am Main Bd. 9), 251-265, 346-347.
Reviewed:
Forschung Frankfurt 4/2006, pp. 94-97.
HistLit 2006-4-001.
Sehepunkte 7,2 (2007).

(50) “Creating Rabbinic Texts:  Moving from a Synoptic to a Critical Edition of Pesiqta Rabbati,” in Recent Developments in Midrash Research (Gorgias Press, 2005), 117-136.


(49) “Hermeneutics: Techniques of Rabbinic Exegesis.” Encyclopedia of Midrash (Leiden: Brill, 2005), vol. 1, 268-292.

(48) “Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Exegesis.” Encyclopedia of Midrash (Leiden:  Brill, 2005), vol. 2, 944-964.

 (47) “Vorwort zum Nachdruck von Leopold Zunz, Die gottesdienstlichen Vorträge der Juden historisch entwickelt: Ein Beitrag zur Alterthumskunde und biblischen Kritik, zur Literatur- und Religionsgeschichte. 2nd Edition, Nach dem Handexemplar des Verfassers berichtigte / und mit einem Register vermehrte Auflage. Hrsg. von N. Brüll. Frankfurt am Main: J. Kauffmann, 1892.” (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), v-xix.
Reviewed:
Book Reviews 2006.

(46) “Introduction to the Reprint of  Leopold Zunz, Die gottesdienstlichen Vorträge der Juden historisch entwickelt: Ein Beitrag zur Alterthumskunde und biblischen Kritik, zur Literatur- und Religionsgeschichte. 2nd Edition, Nach dem Handexemplar des Verfassers berichtigte / und mit einem Register vermehrte Auflage. Hrsg. von N. Brüll. Frankfurt am Main: J. Kauffmann, 1892.” (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press,  2003), xxi-xxxviii.

(45) “The Divine Eye in Ancient Egypt and in the Midrash Interpretation of Formative Judaism.” Journal of Religion and Society 5 (2003), 1-17.

(44) “Superstition.” The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, IV, Supplement One (Leiden and Boston:  Brill, 2003), 1904-1916.

(43) “The Mishnah in the Later Midrashim,” in Alan J. Avery-Peck and Jacob Neusner (eds.), The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective. Handbook of Oriental Studies. Part 1 Ancient Near East, 65 (Leiden: Brill, 2002, 193-233).

(42) “Further Manuscript Evidence of Pesiqta Rabbati: A Description of MS JTS 8195 (and MS Moscow 214).” Journal of Jewish Studies LII (2001), 269-307.

(41) “The Semiotics of the Dream Sequence in Yerushalmi Ma'aser Sheni.” Henoch XXII (2001), 305-323.

(40) “Piety as Subtext: The Historical Midrashic Poem Megillas Vintz of 17th century Frankfurt am Main.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 28 (2001), 79-102.

(39) “Die sozio-ökonomische Verwendung von Normalsprache: Naguib Mahfouz (Midaq Alley) und Scholem Aleichem (Di Kleine Menschelekh).” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. XV (1999), 241-249. (The socio-economic use of everyday language in Naguib Mahfouz Midaq Alley and Sholem Aleichem Di Kleine Menshelekh).

(38) “The Halakhic Part of the Yelammedenu in Pesiqta Rabbati.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. XIV (1998), 59-80.

(37) “Some Redactional Problems in Pesiqta Rabbati.” Annual of Rabbinic Judaism, vol. 1 (1998), 71-82.

(36) “Die Macht des Auges in der rabbinischen Literatur.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. XIII (1998), 121-138. (The power of the eye in rabbinic literature).

(35) “Discourse in Midrash: Textual Strategy and the Use of Personal Pronouns in Halakhic Midrash.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. XIII (1998), 51-70.

(34) “The advancement of arguments in exegetical midrash compared to that of the Greek ΔΙΑΤΡΙΒΗ” Journal for the Study of Judaism 28,1 (1997), 48-91.

(33) “Some questions in respect to the editing of Hebrew manuscripts.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. IX (1996), 1-12.

(32) “The Depiction of Magic in Rabbinic Texts: The Rabbinic and the Greek Concept of Magic.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 27,3 (1996), 289-303.

(31) “Offenbarung. Judentum.” Theologische Realenzyclopädie. 25,1/2 (Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 1995),128-134. (Revelation in Judaism)

(30) “Consistency and Change in Rabbinic Literature as Reflected in the Terms ‘Rain’ and ‘Dew’.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 26,1 (1995), 55-75.

(29) “Postmoderne talmudische Hermeneutik.” Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 46 (1994), 352-365. (Postmodern talmudic hermeneutics).

(28) “רבתי בפסיקתא וקנוניזציה עריכה ” (Hebrew) Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress, Jerusalem 1994, Div. C, v.1, 111-118. (Redaction and canonization in Pesiqta Rabbati).

(27) “Die Bewertung der Proselyten im rabbinischen Schrifttum.” Judaica 49 (1994), 1-17. (The evaluation of proselytes in rabbinic literature).

(26) “The Midrashim for Hanukkah. A Survey and A Sample Analysis.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. III, 1993, 163-178.

(25) “Midrashic Questions in Rabbinic Homilies.” Approaches to Ancient Judaism, N.S., vol. III, 1993, 155-162.

(24) “Zwischen ägyptischer Vorlage und talmudischer Rezeption: Josef und die Ägypterin.” Kairos 24/25 (1992/93), 75-90. (The Egyptian paradigm and talmudic interpretation:  Joseph and the Egyptian woman).

(23) “Euthanasie: Rabbinische Perspektiven zu einem aktuellen Problem.” Judaica 47 (1991), 224-233. (Euthanasia:  Rabbinic perspectives in respect to a contemporary problem).
Reviewed:
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 02/19/1992.

(22) “The Power of the Evil Eye and the Good Eye in Midrashic Literature.” Judaism 40 (1991), 344-353.

(21) “Eine Anfrage über Homosexualität im jüdischen Gesetz.” (In Zusammenarbeit mit G. Frankfurter) Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 43 (1991), 49-68. (A question in respect to homosexuality in Jewish law).

(20) “Shekhinah.” Encyclopédie Philosophique, vol. II (Paris: Presses Universitaires, 1990), 2376-2377.

(19) “Franz Rosenzweig’s Jüdisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt: A Model of Jewish Adult Education.” Judaism 39 (1990), 202-214.

(18) “Fragen in der Homilie: Ein Mittel der Text- oder der Formkonstitution?” Linguistica Biblica 61 (1988), 57-86. (Questions in rabbinic homilies: Constituents of the text or of the form?).

(17) “Jüdische Reisende des 15. Jahrhunderts in Ägypten.” Kairos 19 (1987), 233-251. (Jewish travelers in fifteenth century Egypt).

(16) “Gattungstheorie und rabbinische Literatur.” Linguistica Biblica 59 (1987), 106-122. (The theory of literary genres and rabbinic literature).

(15) “Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus 1920-Jüdisches Lehrhaus 1986.” In: Juden in Kassel 1808-1933. Eine Dokumentation anläßlich des 100. Geburtstages von Franz Rosenzweig. Kassel, 1986, 119-126. (The Free Jewish Lehrhaus in 1920 and The Jewish Lehrhaus in 1986. In: Jews in Kassel. A collection of articles on the occasion of Franz Rosenzweig’s 100th birthday).

(14) “Die Verwendung von Schriftversen in der rabbinischen Literatur. Einige Vorbemerkungen zur Textkonstitution.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 12 (1984), 129-146. (The use of scriptural verses in rabbinic literature. Some preliminary remarks in respect to the constitution of texts).

(13) “Die Pesiqta Rabbati Nahamu und die Pesiqta de Rav Kahana Nahamu - eine Gegenüberstellung zweier Textzeugen aus Parma.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 11 (1983), 91-112. (A comparison of Pesiqta Rabbati Nahamu and Pesiqta de Rav Kahana Nahamu based upon two manuscripts from Parma).
Reviewed:
Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 97 (1985), 123.
Journal for the Study of Judaism 16,1 (1985).

(12) “Jüdisch-deutsche Privatbriefe aus dem 17. Jahrhundert.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 10 (1982), 111-151. (Yiddish personal letters from the 17th century).
Reviewed:
New Testament Abstracts 29,2 (1981).
Journal for the Study of Judaism 14,2 (1983).

(11) “Der jüdische Friedhof in Bovenden.” Plesse-Archiv 18 (1982), 123-164. (The Jewish cemetery in Bovenden).

(10) “Paraphrasendeutung im Midrash. Die Paraphrase des Petiḥaverses.” Frankfurter Judaistische Beiträge 9 (1981), 115-161. (Paraphrase as a method of midrash. The paraphrase of the petiha verse).
Reviewed:
Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 94 (1982), 425.
Journal for the Study of Judaism 14,2 (1983).

 

REVIEW ARTICLES:

(9) Henoch: Studi storico filologici sull’ebraismo XXXIII, 2 (2011), 380-382: “Judaica” (at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical literature, London, 2011).

(8) Henoch: Studi storico filologici sull’ebraismo XXXIII, 1 (2011), 11-13: “Judaica” (at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature at the University of Tartu, Estonia, 2010).

(7)  Annual of Rabbinic Judaism (2007), 115-27: “When Rabbis Became Philosophers, ”  Maurice-Ruben Hayoun, Geschichte der jüdischen Philosophie (Darmstadt:  Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2004).

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(6) The Jewish Quarterly Review xcii, 1-2 (2001), 131-32, “Response to Chaim Milikowsky.”

(5) Reader's Guide to Judaism. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000, “Mikveh,” 413-14.

(4) Reader's Guide to Judaism. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000, “Charity,” 108.

(3) Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Centre in Cairo 18 (1994), 24-7, “Discovering Mosaistics: Israel's Egyptian Roots.” ﻠﻠﻜﺗﺎﺐ ﻮﻧﻗد ﺮﺾ ﻻﺴﺮﺍﺌﻴﻞ اﺠﺬﻮﺮالمصرة <وﺯﻴﺎﺴﺗﻜﺲ ف ﮐﺗﺷﺎ اولمر رﻔﻜﻪ .

(2) Ökumenische Rundschau 42, 1 (1993), 114-17, “Drei ÖR Beiträge in jüdischer Sicht.” (Three essays from a Jewish perspective).

(1) “Post-Holocaust Response,” Menorah (Summer 1985), 4.

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

 Journal of the American Oriental Society 133.3 (2013), 548-50: Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views. BY MICHAEL E. STONE. Grand Rapids, Mich.: WILLIAM B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING Co., 2011. Pp. xiv + 242. $ 30 (paper).

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 32.1 (2013), 134-37: Neta Stahl (ed.), Jesus among the Jews: Representation and Thought (New York: Routledge, 2012). ISBN 978-0-415-78258-6; XII, 234 pp., $135.00. http://www.case.edu/artsci/jdst/reviews/Representation.htm (2012)

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 31.1(2012), 169-71, and http://www.case.edu/artsci/jdst/reviews/Antisemitismus.htm (2011):  Regina Schleicher, Antisemitismus in der Karikatur: Zur Bildpublizistik in der französischen Dritten Republik und im deutschen Kaiserreich (1871-1914). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009, 203 pp.ISBN: 978-3631580202.

Review of Biblical Literature (2010): Isaac Kalimi, The Retelling of Chronicles in Jewish Tradition and Literature: A Historical Journey. Winona Lake, Indiana:  Eisenbrauns, 2009. Pp. xx, 305.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly 72 (2010), 823-24: Herbert W. Basser, The Mind behind the Gospels: A Commentary to Matthew 1-14 (Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History; Boston:  Academic Studies Press, 2009). Pp. xviii + 377.

H-Judaic (April, 2010): Rachel Adelman, THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED: PIRQE DE-RABBI ELIEZER AND THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHA (Suppl. to the Journal for the Study of Judaism; Leiden: Brill 2009). xxvi, 352pp, Appendices. ISBN: 978 90 04 17049 0.

Henoch 30, 2 (2008), 159-63:  C. Bakhos, Current Trends in the Study of Midrash (Suppl. Jnl SJ, 106; Leiden: Brill, 2006).

Hebrew Studies 49 (2008), 379-83: Zev Garber (ed.), Mel Gibson’s Passion: The Film, the Controversy, and Its Implications (Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies; Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2006).

Review of Biblical Literature (2008) www.bookreviews.org : Jacob Neusner, The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and a Commentary, Volume 8, Tractate Yebamot. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005, vi, 825pp.

Shofar 26, 1(2007), 235-38: Jacob Neusner, The Theological Foundations of Rabbinic Midrash (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD:  University Press of America, 2006); ISBN 0-7618-3489-3. lii, 342 pp.

Hebrew Studies 48 (2007), 101-3: THE COMMERCE OF THE SACRED: MEDIATION OF THE DIVINE AMONG JEWS IN THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD. By Jack N. Lightstone. Pp. xxiii + 171. New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Journal of the American Oriental Society 127, 2 (2007), 206-8: The Stains of Culture: An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women. By RUTH TSOFFAR. Detroit: WAYNE STATE UNIV. PRESS, 2005. Pp. xv + 245, illus.

Shofar 25, 2 (2007), 200-3: Judith Hauptman, Rereading the Mishnah: A New Approach to Ancient Jewish Texts. Tübingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2005; Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, 109.

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, XIII (Summer, 2006) http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/bookreviews13.html : Hecker, Joel. Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals: Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2005 (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology). x + 282 pp.

Journal of the American Oriental Society (July, 2006): Pirke de-Rabbi Elieser. Nach der Edition Venedig 1544 unter Berücksichtigung der Edition Warschau 1852. Edited and translated by Dagmar Börner-Klein (Studia Judaica, vol. 26. Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter, 2004).

Review of Biblical Literature (2005) www.bookreviews.org: Jacob Neusner, Judaism and the Interpretation of Scripture: Introduction to the Rabbinic Midrash (Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson, 2004).

Review of Biblical Literature (2005) www.bookreviews.org: Hans-Jürgen Becker, ed.,Geniza-Fragmente zu Avot de-Rabbi Natan (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004).

Review of Biblical Literature (2005) www.bookreviews.org: Ilan, Tal, Lexicon of Jewish Names in Late Antiquity: Part I: Palestine 330 BCE-200 CE(Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002).

The Review of Rabbinic Judaism:  Ancient, Medieval and Modern, vol. 7, No. 1 (Leiden & Boston:  Brill, 2004), 306-310:  I. Kalimi, Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy:  Studies in Scripture in the Shadow of Internal and External Controversies (Jewish and Christian Heritage, 2). Assen: Van Gorcum, 2002.

Review of Biblical Literature (2003) www.bookreviews.org: Übersetzung des Talmud Yerushalmi. Reihe 2: Seder Mo'ed (Festzeit), Band 8: Besa (Ei). Martin Hengel, Peter Schäfer, Hans-Jürgen Becker and Frowald Gil Hüttenmeister, eds., Lehnardt, Andreas, transl.; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001.

Journal of the American Oriental Society 121.3 (2001), 508-509: A. Goldberg, Rabbinische Texte als Gegenstand der Auslegung. Gesammelte Studien, Bd. 2 (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, 73). Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1999.

Review of Biblical Literature (2000) www.bookreviews.org: Martin Hengel, Judaica, Hellenistica et Christiana. Kleine Schriften II (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 109). Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1999.

AJS-Review 24,2 (1999),  381-84: A. Goldberg, Mystik und Theologie des rabbinischen Judentums. Gesammelte Studien, Bd. 1. (Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, 61). Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1997.

Review of Biblical Literature (1999) www.bookreviews.org: G. Bodendorfer and M. Millard (eds.), Bibel und Midrasch. Zur Bedeutung der rabbinischen Exegese für die Bibelwissenschaft (FAT 22). Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1998.

H-Judaic Net (1999) http://H-net.msu.eduJudaic : Marc Lee Raphael, ed., Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty-First Century. Williamsburg, Va.: College of William and Mary, 1999.

AJS-Review 21,2 (1996), 392-394: Daniel Sperber, Magic and Folklore in Rabbinic Literature. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 1996.

 

TRANSLATIONS:

Nahum N. Glatzer, “The Tannaim and History.” In The Christian and Judaic Invention of History (ed. Jacob Neusner), Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990 (AAR Studies in Religion, 55), 124-142.

A. Goldberg, “Quotation of Scripture in Hekhalot Literature.” First Congress of Mysticism in Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature, Jerusalem 1987. Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 6 (1987), 37-52.

A. Goldberg, “The Semikhah.” Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division C. Jerusalem, (1986), 1-6.

Siah Mesharim (ed. Zeev Falk), several volumes translated from Hebrew into German, 1986.

A. Goldberg, “Form-Analysis of Midrashic Literature as a Method of Description.” Journal of Jewish Studies 36 (1985), 159-174 (Repr. in Rabbinische Texte als Gegenstand der Auslegung. Gesammelte Studien, vol. 2. Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum, vol.73. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1999, 80-95.)

J. Neusner, Das pharisäische und talmudische Judentum. 7. Die Mischna als Literatur. 8. Mischna und Schrift. Eine unharmonische Verbindung und ihr Nachkomme. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1984. (Pharisaic and talmudic Judaism. The Mishnah as literature and scripture. An unholy union and its offspring)

 

SIGNIFICANT INVITED LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PAPERS:

“The Yelammedenu Unit in Midrash Tanhuma and in Pesiqta Rabbati- a Text Linguistic Inquiry” (International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Amsterdam, 2012).

“Isaiah in Pesikta de-rav kahana and Pesiqta Rabbati” (Universität Göttingen, Überlieferung und Auslegung des Jesajabuches in intra- und interreligiösen Spannungsfeldern[Transmission and Interpretation of the Book of Isaiah in the Context of Intra- and Interreligious Debates] May 2012).   

Psalm 22 in Pesiqta Rabbati: The Suffering of the Jewish Messiah and Jesus  (Society of Biblical Literature, 2011).

Is the Rabbinic Work Pesiqta Rabbati Intertextually Related to the New Testament Book The Revelation to John? (Apocalyptic Literature Section; International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, London, 2011).

The Global Language of Family sagas as a Reflection of National Themes (Association for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, 2011).

“The Structure of Pesiqta Rabbati” (Midreshe Aggadah in Eretz Israel and their Proliferation; Yad Yitzhak ben-Tvi, Jerusalem, 2011).

The “Gestalt” of Pesiqta Rabbati: Citations of the “Pesiqta” in Medieval Works. (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, 2010).

The Contours of the Messiah in Pesiqta Rabbati and Christian Intertexts (Gospel Section, Society of Biblical Literature, International Meeting, Tartu, Estonia, 2010).

Are all witches female? Jewish Magic (East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2010).

Aspects of Ecology in Judaism (Bucknell University, 2010).

Apocalypticism in Pesiqta Rabbati and Its Christian Intertexts. (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Los Angeles, 2009).

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Rabbinic Literature. (Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 2009).

Das Fortleben Ägyptens im Midrasch (Universität Wien, 2009).

The global language of family sagas as a reflection of national themes: Thomas von Steinaecker and Etgar Keret. (Harvard University, Spring 2009).

Typology of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Jewish Literature: The homiletic midrashim (University of Manchester, UK, 2009).

The Egyptian language in Midrash (Planned, Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Washington, DC, 2008).

Some Aspects of the Messianic Passages in Pesiqta Rabbati (International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 2008).

Contours of the Messiah in Pesiqta Rabbati (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Toronto, 2007).

Methodological Considerations:  Cleopatra and the Garments of the Afterlife (International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Vienna 2007).

דברי השירה הזאת : The Vintz Hans Lied of 17th century Frankfurt am Main – a multi-media assessment in collaboration with Professor Max Stern, Israel (Invited paper; International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Vienna 2007).

Pedagogy and Politics: Teaching Israel at North American Universities Today (Session Organizer and Presenter; Association for Jewish Studies Conference, San Diego, 2006).

Cleopatra in Tannaitic Literature (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, San Diego, 2006).

Envisioning the Nilotic Landscape in Rabbinic Midrash and in Selected Paintings at the National Gallery of Art (Bible and Visual Art Section; Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2006).

The Nile as the Landscape of the Other (International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in Edinburgh, 2006).

Egypt in Midrash:  The Nile and Osiris (University of California at Berkeley, 2006).

Visions of Egypt in Midrash:  Methodological Reflections (Association for Jewish Studies Conference 2005, Washington, DC).

Methodological Considerations in Respect to Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Philadelphia 2005).

The socio-economic limits of the literary genre (rabbinic) midrash (Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting in Singapore, 2005).

The limits of Rabbinic Midrash:  Hermeneutics (“Christianising Jesus,” ANATZ Conference, Perth, Australia, 2005).

Visions of Egypt in Midrash (University of California at Los Angeles, 2005).

Citations of the Pesiktot in Medieval Works (Association for Jewish Studies Conference 2004, Chicago).

Visions of Historical Egypt and Homiletic Midrash (BAJS Conference, Oxford, England, 2004).

Visions of Egyptian Magic in Midrash (International SBL/EABS 2004, Groningen, The Netherlands).

Earth’s water in crisis: The term ‘rain in its season’ in Talmudic literature (Parliament of  the World’s Religions, Barcelona, Spain,  2004).

Visions of Egypt in Rabbinic Bible Interpretation (Case Western Reserve University, 2004).

Visions of Historical Egypt and Homiletic Midrash (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Boston, 2003).

Visions of Egypt in Rabbinic Bible Interpretation. (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Session:  Egyptology and Ancient Israel Section, Atlanta, 2003).

Response:  “Creating Rabbinic Text Editions and Translations.” (Society of Biblical Literature, Midrash Consultation, 2003).

Visions of Historical Egypt and Homiletic Midrash (European Association of Biblical Studies Conference, Copenhagen, 2003).

Biblical History and Homiletic Midrash. (Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Cambridge, England, 2003).

Das historische Lied Megillas Vintz (17. Jhdt. Frankfurt/Main). (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2003).

Mishnah and Midrash (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Los Angeles, 2002).

Midrash and History. (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Toronto, 2002).

Conflicting Messages: Aggadah and Halakhah in Later Midrash. (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, 2001).

Megillas Vintz: A Jewish Community Creates Ritual and Memorial. (Drexel University, 2001).

Piety and Religious Observance in 17th century Frankfurt am Main According to Megillas Vintz. (University of Judaism, 2001).

The Use of the Hebrew Bible in a 17th Century Ashkenazic Song. (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Nashville, 2000).

The Tannaitic Stratum in Pesiqta Rabbati. (Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, 2000).

Megillas Vintz: Jewish Piety and Religious Persecution in 17th century Frankfurt. (University of Virginia, 2000).

The Semiotics of the Dream Sequence in Yerushalmi Ma`aser Sheni. (Association for Jewish Studies Conference, Chicago, 1999).

Aggadah and Mishnah: The Mishnah in Pesiqta Rabbati. (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, 1999).

Visual Communication in Religion: The Eye in Ancient Egypt and in Formative Judaism. (American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, 1999).

The Rabbinic View of Violence. (Society of Biblical Literature/NE Meeting, Boston, 1999).

A Jewish Perspective on Recent Medical Advances in Human Reproduction. (Virginia Tech, 1999).

The Sources of Jewish Law and Some Contemporary Problems: Cloning and Bone Marrow Transplants. (University of Memphis, 1998).

Piety as Subtext: The Metahistorical Midrashic Poem Megillas Vintz from 17th century Frankfurt a. M. (Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1998).

Can the “ideal” properties of midrash assist in the definition or emendation of texts? (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston 1998).

The Language of Midrash. (Dartmouth College, 1997).

Can the formal properties of “midrash” assist in the reconstruction of texts? (Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 1997).

The Term האשה בגד צבע in Talmudic Literature. (Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1997) (The term “colored garment of a woman” in Talmudic literature).

The Interrelationship of Israel and Egypt in Ancient Times. (University of Memphis, 1997).

Midrash and Literature. (University of Memphis, 1997).

Die moderne Erforschung des Midrasch. (Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 1996). (Modern research in respect to midrash).

Various problems in respect to the editing of Hebrew Manuscripts. (Society of Biblical Literature/NE Meeting, Cambridge, 1996).

Midrash and Modern Literature. (University of Pittsburgh, 1996).

The Argument in Exegetical Midrash in Comparison to the Hellenistic Diatribe. (Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting in Budapest, 1995).

Technical and psycho-linguistic questions in respect to the editing of Hebrew manuscripts. (University of Judaism, Los Angeles, 1995).

Some questions in respect to the editing of Hebrew manuscripts. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1994).

The Argument in Rabbinic Midrash. (University of Maryland, 1994).

The Depiction of Magic in Rabbinic Texts: The Rabbinic and the Greek Concept of Magic. (Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Münster, 1993).

רבתי בפסיקתא וקנוניזציה עריכה (Hebrew). (Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies, 1993) (Redaction and Canonization in Pesiqta Rabbati).

The Argument in Exegetical Midrash in Comparison to the Hellenistic Diatribe. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1993).

The Yelammedenu in Pesiqta Rabbati: A Development in the Halakhah? (Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1993).

Die Macht des Auges in der rabbinischen Literatur. (Universität Wien; Universität Duisburg) (The power of the eye in rabbinic literature).

Canonization and Redaction in Rabbinic Literature as Exemplified in Pesiqta Rabbati. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1992).

Consistency and Change in Rabbinic Literature as Reflected in the terms “Rain” and “Dew”. (Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Kansas City, 1991).

Discourse in Exegetical Midrashim. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1991).

What is Midrash? (Ohio State University, 1991).

Midrashim on Chanukkah. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1990).

The Power of the Evil and the Good Eye in Midrashic Literature, With an Emphasis on Women. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1989).

Midrashic Questions in Rabbinic Homilies. (Association for Jewish Studies-Conference, Boston, 1988).

Franz Rosenzweig's Jüdisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt: A Model of Jewish Adult Education. (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati; Harvard University, Cambridge; Leo Baeck Institute, New York).

Some Observations on the Use of Scriptural References in Rabbinic Literature. (Oxford, England).

And others.

COURSES TAUGHT AT BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY:

Biblical Hebrew
Images of Jerusalem.
Introduction to the Bible.
Israel:  Land, People, Tradition.
Jewish Law.
Judaism in Film.
Judaism.
Major Jewish Books (Classical Jewish Texts).
Matriarchs, Daughters, and Wives: Women in Judaism.
Messianism and Madness.
The Body in Judaism.

Independent Studies:  (1) Modern Hebrew Language and Legal Texts; (2) Zionism; (3) Talmud; (4) Honors Thesis: Jews and Muslims in El-Andalus; (5) Con-temporary Issues in Judaism; (6) Holocaust; (7) Justified Warfare; (8) Biblical Hebrew II; (9) Advanced Bible; (10) Holocaust II; (12) Holocaust III; (13) Israel: Recent Developments; (14) Apocalyptic Thought; (15) Violence in the Bible; (16) The Body in Judaism; (17) Modern Hebrew; (18) Judaism and Islam; (19) Honors Thesis: Apocalyptic Theory; (20) Contemporary Developments in Jewish Thought; (21) Jerusalem in the Middle Ages (Salah Ad-Din); (22) The Body in Judaism; (23) Israel and History: The historical books of the Bible; (24) Jewish Thought:  The Book “Start-up Nation” and the Israeli Economy; (25) Judaism and Religion: The Jewish and Roman Background of the NT; (26) Individual Studies in Religion:  American-Israeli Relations; (27) RELI 320-2 Judaic Maleness & Masculinity; (28) Jerusalem and Judaism., and many more.

 

 

OTHER COURSES TAUGHT (Partial List):

Babylonian Talmud: The so-called “Aggadic” Sections of the Bavli (Lecture and seminar; all levels, minimum of two years of Hebrew and one semester of Aramaic).

Biblical Hebrew (Undergraduates and Graduate students; prerequisite for State certification).
 
Classical Hebrew Literature (Bible, Talmud, Rambam, second and third year).

Classical Hebrew Literature (Third year).

Hebrew Language (for second year students of Hebrew; S. Y. Agnon, Hakhnasat Kallah).

Hebrew Literature of the Renaissance (In Hebrew; Minimum of two years of Hebrew).

Hebrew Text (A. Megged, A. Oz etc., Second year students).

Hebrew Travelogues from the period of the Renaissance. (In Hebrew; Third and fourth year students).

Introduction to Talmudic Literature and Methodology.

Introduction to the use of secondary literature in Jewish Studies. (In Hebrew; Second year students).

Introductory Textlinguistics for Jewish Studies. (All levels).

Israel and Egypt: Texts from the time of the New Kingdom until the Fatimides. (All levels).

Israel’s Egyptian Roots (Written and Pictorial documents; All levels).

Jewish History from Antiquity to Modernity (Two-year lecture course, All levels).

Jewish Literature (in English translation).

Joseph and His Brothers. Midrashic Exegesis of Genesis in Rabbinic Literature. (In Hebrew; All levels).

Midrash (for Ph.D. candidates, M.A. candidates by permission of the instructor).

Midrash: Introduction and Methods of Midrash Study. (In Hebrew; Second year and above).

Mishnah (Yoma). (In Hebrew; First year and second year students).
 
Modern Hebrew Literature: A.B. Yehoshua. (In Hebrew; Second and third year students).

Modern Hebrew Literature: The novels of David Shah.ar. (In Hebrew; second and third year students).

Narrative and Midrash in Pesiqta Ḥadta. (In Hebrew; Third, fourth and fifth year students, M.A. candidates).

Rabbinic Literature. (B.A. and M.A. candidates).

Readings in Mishnah (Berakhot, Bava Metsia). (In Hebrew; First year and second year students).

Responsa: From the late Renaissance through the Baroque period. (In Hebrew; Post M.A. students).

Samples of Hebrew Language through the Ages (a minimum of three years of Hebrew required).

Talmud (Pesachim with Rabbenu Nissim; tutorial for fourth year rabbinic students).
 
Talmud and Rishonim. (Minimum of 4 years of Hebrew).

Talmudic Stories (All levels).

The Culture of Rabbinic Judaism (All levels).

The Dead Sea Scrolls. (Hebrew text, B.A. candidates).

The emergence of rabbinic Judaism (All levels).

The Hebrew Novel in the 19th and 20th Century. (Mapu, Aleikhem, Hareven) (Minimum of 6 semesters of Hebrew).

The Homilies of Pesiqta Rabbati. (In Hebrew; Third year and above).

The Relations between the Land of Israel and the Diaspora in Antiquity up to the Middle Ages. (History and Texts; all levels).

 

SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

International Society of Biblical Literature, elected President of Judaica; Chair (2007-2013).
American Academy of Religion (1991-2000).
Association for Jewish Studies, USA (1984-present).
European Association of Biblical Studies (1992-2004).
European Association of Jewish Studies, Founding Member (1982-1987).
Gesellschaft zur Förderung judaistischer Studien in Frankfurt am Main. (Society for the Advancement of Jewish Studies in Frankfurt am Main) (1980-2000).

Society of Biblical Literature, Program Unit: Midrash (2002-2010, 2012-) Co-Chair. Submitted a proposal to the Society of Biblical Literature, creating a new program unit and a website. Renewed proposal, 2008, re-elected as chair (2008-2010, 2012-).

Society of Biblical Literature (1991-present).
Association for Israel Studies (2011).
Society of Biblical Literature, North East Region, Program Committee, Jewish Studies Chairperson (1996-1999). Creating and organizing Jewish Studies sessions.

Society of Jewish Studies, England (1982-1989).
Verband der Judaisten in der BRD (Association of Professors of Jewish Studies in the Federal Republic of Germany) (1982-1999).

World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem (1985-present ).

Book Series Editor:  Judaism in Context (Gorgias Press).

Book Series Editor: Judaism (Purdue University Press).

Steering Committee Member, Society of Biblical Literature, Consultation “The Bible and Visual Art.” (2001- 2007; reelected in 2007-2013) http://filebox.vt.edu/users/malbon/BibleandVisualArt/.