5780 Edwin and Marilyn Bierman Scholar in Residence
Her research in the field of Talmud and Rabbinics centers on four areas: Talmudic Aggadah, through a study of the 16th-century Ottoman collection of aggadic material, the En Yaaqov; Jewish gender studies, through an examination of Tractate Yoma using the lens of gender and a study of depictions of mothers in Jewish culture; the history of the Hebrew book as the co-director of a digital humanities project, Footprints; and the scholarship of teaching, through a focused study of how students learn to read and critically analyze rabbinic texts.
Dr. Lehman published The En Yaaqov: Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus (Wayne State University Press, 2012). The book was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award–Nahum Sarna Memorial Award in the Scholarship category. Recently she co-edited two books, both of which were finalists for the National Jewish Book Award: Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, March 2017) and Learning to Read Talmud: (Academic Studies Press, 2016).
Bierman Scholar in Residence Schedule: Women in the Talmud
6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat services
7:00pm Dinner catered by Madison Park Catering, $25/person (Pre-register and pay here by March 16th)
8:30pm Lecture: ‘You Never Call, You Never Write!’: Examining the Relationship between Mothers and their Priest Sons
9:30am Shabbat services with D’var Torah: Queen Helene of Adiabene: Gift-giving and the Jerusalem Temple
12:30pm Kiddush lunch
1:15pm Lecture: The ‘#MeToo Movement’ and the Lessons of Batsheva and David
*includes $25 for dinner plus $155 donation to support Scholar in Residence into the future
All events take place at Congregation Beth Shalom. Learning is free and open to the public.