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Associate Professor of Jewish History
BA, Yeshiva University,
PhD, New York University,
Rabbinic Ordination, Shehebar Sephardic Center, 2000
Certificate, Herzog Teachers College, 1998
Rabbi Richard Hidary is an Associate Professor of Judaic studies at Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women. He received his PhD from NYU, writing on the topic of “Tolerance for Diversity of Halakhic Practice in the Talmud.”
He teaches courses in Bible, Second Temple Jewish history and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Talmud and Midrash, and Jewish ethics. His research interests focus on comparison of Talmud Yerushalmi and Bavli, Talmud and legal theory, and rhetorical analysis of the Talmud.
Dr. Hidary was awarded a McCracken Fellowship from New York University and was a graduate fellow in Jewish Law and Interdisciplinary Studies at Cardozo Law School.
His forthcoming book is DISPUTE FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN: LEGAL PLURALISM IN THE TALMUD. His articles appear in AJS Review and Dine Israel and he has entries in the Encyclopedia Judaica and Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. He is a rabbinics reviewer for THE LOST BIBLE PROJECT: THE LIBRARY OF ISRAEL IN LATE ANTIQUITY and a contributor to the NEW OXFORD ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF THE MISHNAH.
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Spring 2018
Dead Sea Scrolls
JHIS 1235
Spring 2018
Selected Texts: Ein Yaakov
JUDS 1873
Spring 2018
Truth Justice:Tal Rom Law
JHI 6240
Fall 2017
Classical Jewish History
JHIS 1201
Fall 2017
Introduction to the Bible
BIBL 1015
Fall 2017
Jewish Legal Values Concepts
JUDS 1023
Summer 2016
Honors Prog Senior Project II
JHIS 4920H
Spring 2016
Early Jewish Movements
JHIS 1233
Spring 2016
Midrash & Rabbinic Thought
JUDS 1873
Spring 2016
Second Temple Sectarianism
JHI 6232