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Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson is a scholar of Talmud and Jewish law, and serves as associate professor of law at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. She has also served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Jurisprudence at Harvard and Penn Law Schools. She received a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. She is a graduate of the Matan Advanced Talmud Institute and the Beit Morasha Program in Jewish Law. Her publications have appeared in journals such as AJS Review, Jewish Quarterly Review, American Journal of Legal History and Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, and she is the author of Law and Self-Knowledge in the Talmud (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 3 of 3: The Mais Alai Claim Within Divorce Law

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / June 30, 2021 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

The Mais Alai Claim Within Divorce Law This series examines how an individual’s knowledge of their body and psyche impacts halacha, a fact that demonstrates…

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Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 2 of 3: The Law of Niddah

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / June 30, 2021 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

This series examines how an individual’s knowledge of their body and psyche impacts halacha, a fact that demonstrates the tension between that knowledge and rabbinic…

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Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson

Rabbinic Authority and Personal Autonomy in Early Rabbinic Law, Part 1 of 3: A Sick Person Eating on Yom Kippur

By Dr. Ayelet Hoffmann Libson / June 30, 2021 | כ׳ בתמוז תשפ״א

This series examines how an individual’s knowledge of their body and psyche impacts halacha, a fact that demonstrates the tension between that knowledge and rabbinic…

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