About

Hebrew Bible; ancient Near East; biblical, cuneiform, and early Jewish law; law and literature; Semitic linguistics

My work examines the Hebrew Bible in comparison with ancient Near Eastern sources and draws on contemporary legal and literary theory and linguistics, with further recourse to ancient Jewish sources and medieval exegesis. I am currently transforming my dissertation into a book entitled Legal Practice, Legal Writing: The Biblical Bailment Law and Divine Justice. 

I am Acquisitions Editor of Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East, and Jewish Studies at Gorgias Press. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, email me at yael@gorgiaspress.com.

I am currently Visiting Research Fellow in Judaic Studies at CUNY Brooklyn College.

Education

PhD, Yeshiva University, Hebrew Bible

BA, University of Pennsylvania, Jewish Studies and English

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Of Loss and Lambs: A New Understanding of Genesis 31:39, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17-20, 2018

Marrying (Off) and Marginalization: Hagar and Ishmael in Light of Cuneiform Law, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 17-20, 2018

 

Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature

Association for Jewish Studies

Columbia Hebrew Bible Seminar

Jewish Law Association

The American Schools of Oriental Research

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