Talya Fishman

Associate Professor


Talya Fishman is an Associate Professor of Medieval Middle Eastern Religion in the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations department. She is also the Director of the Jewish Studies Program.

B.A., Wesleyan University (1976)
M.A., Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1979)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1986)

Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14852.html

Shaking the Pillars of Exile: "Voice of a Fool"'s Early Modern Jewish Critique of Rabbinic Culture, (Stanford University Press, 1997).

Exertionary Mental Practices of the Middle Ages, "Packaging" of Medieval Legal Cultures, Formation and Reformation of Medieval Jewish Subcultures

HIST 140: Medieval and Early Modern Jewry

NELC 252: Themes of Jewish Tradition: Jewish Political Thought

NELC 454: Spirit and Law

RELS 523: Medieval Jewish Culture: Rethinking Ashkenaz and Sefarad/Packaging Jewish Knowledge

RELS 426: Rabbinic Writers of Culture

RELS 203: The Religious Other

RELS 126: Intro to Jewish Mysticism

RELS 129: Themes of Jewish Tradition: Performing Judaism