Dr. Candice Levy is Visiting Assistant Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA.
Dr. Levy's dissertation, Arbiters of the Afterlife: Olam Haba, Torah and Rabbinic Authority, examined rabbinic discourses of the afterlife as well as the complex interplay between rabbinic authority, Torah study and theodicy and the ancillary function of the afterlife for each of these.
Prior to coming to HUC-JIR, Dr. Levy taught at UCLA and at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University.
“Mitzvot in the Rabbinic Period,” in Walking with Mitzvot, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson and Rabbi Patricia Fenton (eds), 2011.