Dr. Dvora Weisberg promoted to Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature
Dr. Dvora Weisberg has been promoted to Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
In announcing the promotion, Dr. Norman J. Cohen, Provost, said, "Through
her creative scholarship, superb teaching, and collegial involvement in institutional
planning, Dr. Weisberg already has had a huge impact on our community."
Dr. Weisberg also serves as Associate Professor of Rabbinics and Director of
the Beit Midrash at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in
Los Angeles. Before coming to HUC-JIR, she taught at the College of William
and Mary and the University of Pittsburgh. She received the Ph.D. in Talmud
and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1994.
Dr. Weisberg is especially interested in gender issues in rabbinic texts. She
is currently working on a book on the evolution of levirate marriage in classical
Judaism. Her publications include:
- "The Widow of Our Discontent: Levirate Marriage in the Bible and Ancient
Israel," JSOT 28:4 (2004), 403-429
- "The Babylonian Talmud's Treatment of Levirate Marriage." In The
Annual of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern, Vol. 3 (Fall
- "Men Imagining Women Imagining God: Gender Issues in Classical Midrash."
In Agendas for the Study of Midrash in the Twenty-First Century, ed.
Marc Lee Raphael, The Department of Religion of the College of William and
Mary (1999), 63-83.
- "Levirate Marriage and Halitzah in the Mishnah." In The Annual
of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern, Vol. 1 (Fall 1998),
- "The Study of Torah as a Spiritual Act." In Four Centuries
of Jewish Women's Spirituality, ed. Dianne Ashton and Ellen Umansky. Boston:
Beacon Press, 1992.
- "On Wearing Tallit and Tefillin." In Daughters of the King:
Women and the Synagogue, ed. Susan Grossman and Rivka Haut. Philadelphia