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2012

"Essentialism, freedom of choice, and the calendar: Contradictory trends in rabbinic halakhah", an invited paper for the Halakhahic Ontology Conference, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, NYU; The Tikvah Center at NYU Law School; The Center for Jewish Law and Civilization, Cardozo Law school; Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University, New York

2011

"Bible Exegesis at Qumran", a lecture at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2010

"The Rabbinic 'Gentile': Another Look from the Perspective of Impurity Laws", AJS 42nd annual conference, Boston, MA

 

"Embryonic Legal Midrash in Qumran", The Society of Biblical Literature 2010 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Ga

2009

The Rabbinic Conception of Gentiles", Judaea/Palaestina, Babylon and Rome: Jews in the Roman, Parthian and Sassanian Empires, international conference, Tel Aviv University

 

Serving as a faculty member in a graduate student workshop: Rabbis and Others in Conversation, Princeton University

 

Expounding the Torah in the DSS and Rabbinic Literature", The SBL International Meeting, Rome

2008

"Qumran and the Rabbis: Reconstruction of a Common Exegesis", The Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, U.S.A

 

Impurity and Sanctity in Josephus and in Rabbinic Halakhah: The Exclusion of Impure Persons from Holy Precincts", The Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, U.S.A

 

Qumran and Rabbinic Midrash: Common Exegesis and Implied Polemics", International conference on The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Culture: Celebrating 60 Years of Discovery, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

Qumran and the Rabbis: Reconstruction of Ancient Exegesis." International conference: Halacha and the Documents, The David and Jemima Jeselsohn Center for the Study of Ancient Jewish Epigraphy,
Bar-Ilan University

2007

“The Dual Strategy of Rabbinic Purity Legislation.” Ancient Judaism Workshop, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

 

“Ancient Halakhic Homilies in the Writings of the Qumran Sect and of the Tannaim.” Qumran session, SBL conference, San Diego, California

 

“Between Qumran and Rabbinic Midrash: Common Exegesis and Implied Polemics.” The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Context, University of Birmingham, England

 

“Dissenting Sects and Exegetical Struggles.” Spiritual Authority: Struggles on Cultural Power in Jewish Thought, International conference, Ben-Gurion University (In Hebrew)

 

“Talmudic Biography.” Biography, Autobiography, and Hagiography in Jewish Culture, Conference at Bar-Ilan University (In Hebrew)

2006

“Josephus and the Rabbinic Narrative.” Jewish Culture in Its Multifaceted Aspects, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

 

“Data from the Second Temple Era in the Babylonian Talmud.” Transitions of Knowledge in Jewish Culture, a joint conference of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Open University, Raanana

2005

“Josephus and the Pharisaic Narrative.” Josephus seminar, SBL conference, Philadelphia

 

“New Sabbath Laws from Qumran.” 14th World Congress for Jewish Studies (In Hebrew)

 

“The Selective Memory of Megillat Ta‘anit.” 29th Annual Conference of History, Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History and the Israel Historical Society, Jerusalem (In Hebrew)

 

“The Disappearance of the Divine Spirit or a Miraculous Victory? Opposing Religious Interpretations of the Same Event.” Religious Responses to Political Crisis in Jewish and Christian Tradition, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv

 

“From Philology to History: Observations on the Scholion to Megillat Ta‘anit.” Institut für Judaistik, Freie Universität, Berlin

 

“The Testimony of the Babylonian Talmud: Late Fabrication or Echoes of Ancient Sources?” The Rabbinic Literature as a Historical Source, Departmental conference, Department of Talmud, Tel-Aviv University
(In Hebrew)

 

“External Materials in a Sectarian Work: The List of David’s Songs.” New Perspectives on Old Texts, 10th International Orion Symposium, Hebrew University

   
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