I hold an MA and a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, and a BA in Hebrew Bible from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My dissertation, entitled “Law and Society in the Dead Sea Scrolls” examined the underlying legal concepts found in the scrolls based on contemporary legal theory. In addition to my intersts in ancient Judaism, I am also interested in contemporary Israel, and am the editor of the Israel studies Bulletin Board, which serves as a major resource for scholars worldwide.
My major interest lies in ancient Jewish literature, including the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Literature, and rabbinic literature. I am interested in development of exegetical traditions, intertextuality and imagery as literary devices, with special attention to constructions of law, community and space.
Another major interest of mine is philosophy, especially Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Religion. I have recently taken an interest in spatial theory, and its implications to Law, to ancient Judaism and politics. A chapter of my dissertation focused on the concept of intention in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and I hope to continue exploring its role in philosophy, law, psychology and the arts.
As a firm believer in dialectics in education, I welcome any opportunity for dialogue. My preferred method of contact is e-mail through the contact form below, but I can also be reached by the social networks Facebook and Academia.edu.