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

Courses Taught