Beth Berkowitz


 Beth Berkowitz

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Assistant Professor, Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Beth Berkowitz is associate professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dr. Berkowitz specializes in rabbinic literature, Judaism and Christianity in late antiquity, and theories and methods in the study of religion.

She received a bachelor of arts, master of philosophy, and doctoral degree in Religious Studies from Columbia University. In addition, she holds a master of arts degree from University of Chicago Divinity School. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Program of Judaic Studies in the Religious Studies Department at Yale University from 2001 to 2003.

Dr. Berkowitz was a fellow of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pennsylvania in 2007–2008 and will be a fellow of the Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization at New York University Law School in 2009–2010. Dr. Berkowitz has taught at Columbia University and Yale University, serves on the board of the journal Prooftexts, and sits on the steering committee for the History of Judaism section of the American Academy of Religion.

Her newest book is Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures. Currently she is working on a book titled Anxieties of Identity in Jewish and Christian Reading: Leviticus 18 and “Their Laws.

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