Evyatar Marienberg


 Evyatar Marienberg

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, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Assistant professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Dr. Marienberg is a historian of religions, with a particular focus on the study of the beliefs and practices of lay Jews and Christians from various periods. He is a strong believer in the many intellectual and scholarly benefits of studying more than one religious culture, whether a comparison is intended or not.

Born in Israel, Dr. Marienberg studied for several years at Yeshivat Ha-Kibbutz ha-Dati of Ein-Tzurim. Later, during a five-year stay in Paris, he studied Catholic theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris and religious studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sorbonne. He was then appointed a visiting fellow at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University and, a year-and-a-half later, an assistant professor (special category) in the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Marienberg’s doctoral dissertation (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) was devoted to the conceptualization of menstruation in Jewish and Christian cultures, with a particular interest in the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Half of it was published in France under the title Niddah: Lorsque les juifs conceptualisent la menstruation (see below).

Before coming to JTS, Dr. Marienberg spent four years teaching and doing research at Paideia Institute in Stockholm and Tel Aviv University, as well as a year as a Carey postdoctoral fellow at the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame. There, he worked mainly on issues related to contemporary Catholicism. His 250-page book introducing the contemporary Catholic Church, the first ever in Hebrew, is forthcoming in Israel.

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