Rabbinic Texts and Contemporary Ethics

Volume 10, Number 1 (December 2018)

General Editors
Deborah Barer
Mark Randall James

Guest Editors
Chaya Halberstam
Randi Rashkover
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander

Managing Editor
Ashley Tate

Founding Editors
Peter Ochs
Steven Kepnes

Introduction
Randi Rashkover, George Mason University


Essays

Law, Ethics, and Hermeneutics: A Literary Approach to Lifnim Mi-Shurat Ha-Din
Deborah Barer, Towson University

Textual Relationships: On Perspective, Interpretive Discipline, and Constructive Ethics
Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi, Washington University in St. Louis

Searching for Redemptive Readings: Grappling with Homophobia
Marjorie Lehman, Jewish Theological Seminary

Enacting Resistance: Encountering Rabbi Aqiva in the Bet Midrash and in the Streets
Aryeh Cohen, American Jewish University


Response Essay

Reading Classical Rabbinic Texts as Contemporary Ethical Agents: A Response
Chaya Halberstam, Western University Canada
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, University of Virginia