Legal history, Comparative legal systems, Midrashic, Talmudic, Geonic, and Rabbinic literatures; Talmudic philology; Purity systems; Sexuality and law; bio-Medical ethics; History of medicine (realia); Female spirituality
1995 – present: Associate Professor – Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
1990 – 1995: Assistant Professor – Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto
1988 – 1989: Visiting Professor – Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto
1987 – 1988: Instructor and Teaching Assistant – Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto
NMC 284H: Judaism and Feminism
NMC 340Y: Babylonian Talmud
NMC 384: Life Cycle and Personal Status in Judaism
NMC 331H: Mishnah and Tosefta
NMC 484H: Gender-related Topics in Law and Religion
NML 320H: Intermediate Aramaic: Targum
NMC 412Y: Palestinian Talmud
NMC 432Y: Midreshei Halakha
NMC 495Y: Intensive Texts – Talmud
NMC 497H: Intensive Texts – Talmud
NMC 497H: Intensive Texts – Medieval Commentaries
NMC 499Y: Intensive Texts – Intertextuality
NMC 1609H: Bio-Medical Ethics and Jewish Law
NMC 1110H: Palestinian Targum
NMC 1111Y: Babylonian Aramaic
NMC 1102Y: Palestinian Aramaic Texts
NMC 1313: Mishnah and Tosefta
NMC 1318H: Midreshei Halakha: Purity and Cult
NMC 1319H: Midreshei Halakha: Legal Texts and Narrative
RLG 1501H: Directed Reading in Medicine and Halakha
NMC 1608H: Gender Issues in Jewish Law
NMC 1609H: Gender-related Topics in Law and Religion
- Feminist Commentary on Babylonian Talmud Tractate Niddah, Vol. 1, to be published by Mohr-Siebeck.
- “Women are not Susceptible to Arousal.” In To be a Woman, Vol. 6., ed by. T. Cohen, Jerusalem: Kolech – Religious Women’s Forum.
- “How Pragmatism Trumps Dogmatism: Marginalization and the Masses in the Case of Coming to the Temple.” Pp. 85-104 in A Feminist Commentary to the Babylonian Talmud: Seder Qodashim, ed. by T. Ilan et al., Berlin: Mohr-Siebeck.
- “On the Margins of Jewishness: The Ambivalent Status of the Convert.” Pp. 18-37 in From Antiquity to the Postmodern World: Contemporary Jewish Studies in Canada, ed. by D. Maoz and A. Gondos, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- as editor: Sex Rewarded, Sex Punished: A Study of the Status ‘Female Slave’ in Early Jewish Law by Diane Kriger, Boston: Academic Studies Press.
- “How can They be Better than Us? Embarrassment and Legislation.” Pp. 460-479 in Vixen Disturbing Vineyards, ed. by T. Yoreh, A. Glazer, and J. Lewis, Boston: Academic Studies Press.
- “Misconstrued Mitzvot: The Menstruant Levirate Wife.” Pp. 127-149 in A Feminist Commentary to the Babylonian Talmud: Introduction and Studies, ed. by T. Ilan, Berlin: Mohr Siebeck.
- “Holiness in Jewish Marriage: The Apologetics of Acquisition.” (co-authored with H. Fox) Pp. 325-345 in To be a Jewish Woman, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference: Woman and Her Judaism, ed. by T. Cohen, Jerusalem: Kolech – Religious Women’s Forum.
- “Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy – Review Essay.” Pp. 198-212 in Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity, ed. by I. Kalimi and P. Haas, Edinburgh: T&T Clark International.
- “From Heaven They Punished Her.” Pp. 71-88 in Studies in Memory of Professor Ze’ev Falk Memorial Volume, ed. by R. Horowitz et al., Jerusalem: Mesharim Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.
- “Hebrew Prayers for Women in Italy: Transgendered Spirituality.” Pp. 23-41 in To be a Jewish Woman, Proceedings of the Third International Conference: Woman and Her Judaism, ed. by T. Cohen and A. Lavie, Jerusalem: Kolech – Religious Women’s Forum.
- “Halakhic Limitations on the Use of Slaves in Medical Examinations.” Pp. 33-48 in Medicine in Hellenized Jewish Lore and in Early Christian Literature, ed. by S. Kottek, Rotterdam: Erasmus Publishing.
- “Tosefta as Template: Yerushahmi Niddah.” Pp. 181-220 in Introducing Tosefta: Textuality, Intratextuality and Intertextuality Studies, ed. by H. Fox and T. Meacham, Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav.
- “Afterword.” Pp. 303-311 in Introducing Tosefta: Textuality, Intratextuality and Intertextuality Studies, ed. by H. Fox and T. Meacham, Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav.
- “An Abbreviated History of the Development of Jewish Menstrual Laws.” Pp. 23-29 in Women and Water; Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law, ed. by R. Wasserfal, Hanover, Mass.: University Press new England.
- “Appendix.” Pp. 255-261 in Women and Water; Menstruation in Jewish Life and Law, ed. by R. Wasserfal, Hanover, Mass.: University Press new England.
- “Marriage of Minor Girls in Jewish Law: A Legal and Historical Overview.” Pp. 23-37 in Jewish Legal Writings by Women, ed. by M. D. Halpern and Ch. Safrai, Jerusalem: Urim Publications.
- “More Intelligent than a Man: Creation Gone Awry.” Pp. 55-65 in Approaches to Ancient Judaism, Vol. 5, ed. by H. W. Basser and S. Fishbane, Atlanta: Scholars Press.