Jason Kalman - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Jason Kalman, Ph.D.

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(513) 221-1875
Associate Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation; Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History


Rabbinical Program, Cincinnati; School of Graduate Studies, Cincinnati
Academic Field: 
Rabbinics and Liturgy; Bible and Cognate Studies
Research Interests: 
Dead Sea Scrolls; Rabbinic Literature; Medieval Biblical Commentary; Post-Holocaust Thought

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Jason Kalman is Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation at the Cincinnati School of HUC-JIR. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University and is a research fellow affiliated with the University of the Free State, South Africa. He also holds a degree in education and MA from McGill. He specializes in the history of Jewish biblical exegesis and his specific research interests include Dead Sea Scrolls reception history, rabbinic anti-Christian polemic, medieval intellectual history as reflected in biblical commentary, and biblical interpretation after the Holocaust.  http://huc.academia.edu/JasonKalman

Current and Future Courses
Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
Introduction to Medieval Biblical Commentary
Faith and Suffering in Jewish Interpretation of the Book of Job
The Binding of Isaac in Jewish Thought
A History of Interpretation of the Song of Songs
Modern Jewish Pew Bibles
Public Lecture Topics
Woody Allen: Post-Holocaust Theologian?
Who is to blame? Jewish Interpretation of the Book of Job from Antiquity to Yesterday's Newspaper
Bigfoot, Elvis, and Aliens: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Popular Imagination
The Discovery and Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Why Me? Jewish Responses to Individual and Communal Suffering
King David, Kingpin of Organized Crime?