Candice Levy, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 
(213) 765-2131
Visiting Assistant Professor of Rabbinics

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Program/School: 
Rabbinical Program, Los Angeles; Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Rabbinics
Research Interests: 
Rabbinic Literature, Afterlife, Theodicy

Dr. Candice Levy is Visiting Assistant Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR’s Jack H. 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.

Selected Publications and Edited Works

“Mitzvot in the Rabbinic Period,” in Walking with Mitzvot, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson and Rabbi Patricia Fenton (eds), 2011.

Current and Future Courses
Introduction to Mishnah
Introduction to Codes of Jewish Law
The Problem of Evil in Western Thought and Literature
Introduction to Jewish History
Public Lecture Topics
The Emergence of the Afterlife in Judaism
The Afterlife in Rabbinic Literature and Thought
Jewish Responses to Unjust Suffering in Late Antiquity
The Inscrutability of Divine Justice:Theodicy in Rabbinic Literature