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Recent Content


FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF THE TALMUD: A Collection of Feminist Talmud Commentaries Honoring Judith Hauptman on Her Seventieth Birthday

Consulting Editors: Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman

Now available on the JSTOR site at ://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=nashim


Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman, Introduction

Re: Query: Are Jews Resistant to Silence and Why?

Dear Penina,

See Andrew Vogel Ettin, Speaking Silences: Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition, Charlottesville, 1994;

Michal Ephrat, "Silence and Sayings on Silence" (in Hebrew), in Hikre Ma'arav u-Mizrah: Leshonot, sifruyot u-firke toladah mugashim le-Yosef Shitrit [Studies in Language, Literature and History Presented to Joseph Chetrit], Jerusalem/Haifa, 2012, 1:275-298.

Best wishes,

Liran Yadgar
University of Chicago

Internet Resource: "Website for the Study of the Hebrew Bible"

I am pleased to let you know that, with the help of many colleagues, friends, and students, I have completely revamped my website that deals with basic tools for the study of the (Hebrew) Bible in Hebrew. Its main intended audience is beginning and intermediate students who want to engage biblical texts in a scholarly fashion in Hebrew. It has sections on scholarly bibles, lexica, grammars, and electronic resources. It includes some exercises in using these tools. It also has a brief discussion of the tetragrammaton and its pronunciation.