Dr. Jane L. Kanarek is Associate Professor of Rabbinics at Hebrew College. She is the author of Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law (Cambridge, 2014). She is a co-editor of two forthcoming books: With Marjorie Lehman, Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens (Academic Studies Press, 2016) and with Marjorie Lehman and Simon J. Bronner, Motherhood in the Jewish Cultural Imagination (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2017).
Articles by the Author
Memorializing the Temple through the Maternal Practice of ‘Arakhin
In the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem, rabbinic literature’s presentation of mothers donating their children’s weight in gold to the Temple – following the rabbinic interpretation of ‘Arakhin – comes to exemplify both piety and tragedy.