Lynn Kaye, Ph.D.

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(213) 765-2160
Assistant Professor of Rabbinics

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Rabbinical Program, Los Angeles; Louchheim School of Judaic Studies, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Rabbinics and Liturgy
Research Interests: 
Intersection of law and literature in the Talmud; Concept of time in rabbinic literature ; Sasanian Persian context of the Bablyonian Talmud

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Dr. Kaye is Assistant Professor of Rabbinics. She completed her doctorate in Talmud at New York University, examining concepts of time in classical rabbinic sources. She also held fellowships at the law schools of New York University and Yeshiva University, and studied in the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies at Yeshiva University. During her time in New York, Dr. Kaye served as Assistant Congregational Leader at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, the oldest Jewish congregation in North America.

Public Lecture Topics
The Dynamics of Talmudic Narrative
Reading the Bible as Literature
Charity and Economic Justice in the Bible and Rabbinic Literature
Religious Dilemmas in Israeli Poetry
A History of Women's Names on Jewish Legal Documents and Gravestones
Comforting the Bereaved in the Jewish Tradition