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Re: Query: Sources on the ahistoricity of lineages and biography in the Talmud

Dear Justin,
There are a few distinct issues here--the "historicity" of narrative details in the Bavli specifically, and in other rabbinic texts; the reliability of attributions (especially given that the exact same tradition is sometimes attributed to different rabbis in different texts); the intellectual lineages of student-pupil in the Mishnah, in the Talmuds; the familial lineages of the "patriarchs."

Re: Query: Sources on the ahistoricity of lineages and biography in the Talmud

Tal Ilan has written about this in several places, especially as it applies to using female figures to link rabbinic men (Beruriah being the daughter of Hanina ben Tradion and wife of Rabbi Meir, or Ima Shalom being the sister of Rabban Gamliel and wife of Rabbi Eliezer, for example).

Gail Labovitz, American Jewish University

Inquiry: English Written Female Jewish Migration Narratives

Dear all,

I am looking for English written narratives of Female Jewish Writers with migration experiences for my PhD project:

- authors who are female, write in English

- authors who emigrated in childhood with their families to English speaking countries (70s/80s/90s of the 20th century - 3rd generation)

- authors who write novels/autofictional accounts that address experiences of migration from a female perspective (female protagonist)