Friday, April 12, 2013

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Halakhic Texts

[We have the following announcement.]

On Tuesday, April 16th, at 7PM, The Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Yeshiva University will host members of the Graduate Workshop on Jewish Law and Methodology for a symposium exploring new ways to place textual analysis at the forefront of halakhah scholarship. Presenters include doctoral students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University and Yeshiva University.

Key Note: Introducing New Academic Approaches to Halakhic Texts
Rachel Furst, Co-founder of the Graduate Workshop, PhD candidate in Jewish History at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Visiting Scholar, Tikvah Center for Law and Jewish
Civilization at NYU Law School

Child Marriage and Marriage Law in Medieval Ashkenaz in Comparative Perspective
Ethan Zadoff, PhD candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center; Adjunct Professor,
Hunter College

Anger, Violence and the Law: Reading Emotion in Medieval Legal Texts
Jesse Abelman, PhD candidate in medieval Jewish history at Revel; teaches in the Yesodot
program at Drisha Institute.

Staying Home: Social Standing of Widows in Medieval Spanish Responsa
Sara Tova Brody, MA in Gender Studies at Bar Ilan University; Fellow at Yeshivat Hadar in

Response and Questions will be moderated by Rachel Furst