Prof. Ishay Rosen Zvi

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Prof. Ishay Rosen Zvi
Phone: 03-6409954
Office: Rosenberg - Jewish Studies, 407א


Professor Ishay Rosen-Zvi is the Head of the Talmud and Late Antiquity section in the department of Jewish Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, where he teaches rabbinic literature and culture. He joined the staff of Tel Aviv University as a senior lecturer at 2007 and became an associate professor in 2011. In 2013 he was elected to the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences ( In 2016 he was a Stewart Fellow in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University.

His main interests are: Midrashic hermeneutics; the formation of the Mishna; Temple rituals in rabbinic literature; and gender and sexuality in late antiquity. Among his recent publications are: Demonic Desires: YETZER HARA and the Problem of Evil in Late Antiquity (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia 2011); Body and Soul in Ancient Judaism (Modan: Tel Aviv 2012); and The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple Gender and Midrash (Brill: Leiden 2012). His monograph Goy: a Genealogy is forthcoming in Oxford University Press.




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