Why Textual Reasoning?

Volume 1, Number 1 (2002)


Introducing the Journal of Textual Reasoning: Rereading Judaism after Modernity
Steven Kepnes, Colgate University


Why Textual Reasoning?
Robert Gibbs, University of Toronto

Why Textual Reasoning? 
Aryeh Cohen, University of Judaism

Behind the Mechitsa: Reflections on the Rules of Textual Reasoning
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


Response to “Why Textual Reasoning?”
Leora Batnitzky, Princeton University

The Ground of Textual Reasoning: A Response to Robert Gibbs
Randi Rashkover, York College of Pennsylvania

The Brokenness (and Sacrality) of the Human Voice: A Response to Aryeh Cohen
Shaul Magid, Jewish Theological Seminary

Before the Law: Reflections on Textual (Un)Reasoning
Eliot R. Wolfson, New York University

A Response to Peter Ochs
Zachary Braiterman, Syracuse University

Textual Reasoning
David Novak, University of Toronto

Fellowship, Recognition and/or Death
Shalom Carmy, Yeshiva University

Texts, Reason, and Homo Liber, or What I have Learned I’ve Learned through Textual Reasoning, Together
Michael Zank, Boston University

Textual Reasoning as Social Performance: Meeting Over the Text
Jim Fodor, St. Bonaventure University

Responses to Cohen, Gibbs, and Ochs
Hyam Maccoby, University of Leeds


The Function of Subjectivity in Textual Reasoning
Martin Kavka, Florida State University