Dr. Lynn Kaye has been appointed Assistant Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR/Jack H. Skirball Campus/Los Angeles, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. Kaye completed her master's degree in Bible at the University of Cambridge and her doctorate in Rabbinic Literature at New York University. She also served as Assistant Congregational Leader at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City.
Dr. Kaye's scholarly interests include the intersection of law and literature in the Talmud, the concept of time in rabbinic literature, and the Sasanian Persian context of the Babylonian Talmud.
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