Volume 8, Number 1 (October 2014): Narrative, Textuality, and the Other

General Editors
Peter Ochs
Steven Kepnes

Issue Editors
Peter Ochs
Ashley Tate

Managing Editor
Ashley Tate


Introduction

Peter Ochs, University of Virginia


Part I: Language, Identity, and Textuality

The Teshuvah of Jacques Derrida: Judaism Hors-texte
Emilie Kutash, St. Joseph’s College

The Plot within the Piyyut: Retelling the Story of Balak on the Liturgical Stage
Laura Lieber, Duke University


Part II: Textual Reasonings for a “Vav” and a “Na”

About a Vav: Arguments for Changing the Nusach Masorti Regarding Hanukkah
Bernhard Rohrbacher

The Binding of Isaac as a Trickster Narrative: And God Said “Na”
Eugene F. Rogers, Jr, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Part III: Reading Texts With and Against the Other

Inter-religious Dialogue and Debate: Ibn Kammuna’s Cultural Model
Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, al-Tafahom Journal, Sultanate of Oman

Textual Reasoning as Constructive Conflict: A Reading of Talmud Bavli Hagigah 7a
Jonathan Kelsen, Drisha Institute