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Judith Hauptman

Judith Hauptman is the E. Billi Ivry Professor (emerita) of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Her research interests focus on how the disparate teachings of many rabbis, over many centuries, coalesced into the single text of the Talmud, how Jewish law changes over time in response to social and economic conditions, and how the rabbis of the Talmud viewed women, their role and legal status.

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The Stories They Tell

Halakhic Anecdotes in the Babylonian Talmud
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4456-9
In this engaging book of commentary on the Talmud, the author upends the long-held theory of the immutability of halakhah, Jewish law. In her detailed analysis of over 80 short halakhic anecdotes in the Babylonian Talmud, the author shows that the Talmud itself promotes halakhic change. She leads the reader through one sugya (discussion unit) after another, accumulating evidence for her rather radical thesis. Along the way, she teases out details of what life was like 1500 years ago for women in their relationships with men and for students in their relationships with mentors. An eye-opening read by one of today’s leading Talmud scholars.