New Issue of Sidra: A Journal for the Study of Rabbinic Literature, No. 33 (2021) is out

This Hebrew language journal (with English summaries) offers articles on the critical study of Talmudic and Halakhic issues.

The new volume features the following articles:

Yosef Marcus: “The Role of the Priest in Tractate Arakhin – Various Trends in the Tannaitic Literature,” 9-22.

John Glucker, “Crowned with Good Manners,” 23-35.

Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, “’Fool, Look to the End of the Verse’: B. Ḥullin 87a and its Christian Background,” 37-63.

Amram and Adin Tropper, “’A Man Once Deposited Jewels with his Neighbor’ (B. Bava Metzia 35a): A Simple Story?” 65-85.

David Sabato, “From Halakhah (Law) to Maaseh (Incident):’An Incident that Happened’ as the Alleged Reason for an Enactment in the Babylonian Talmud,” 87-104. 

Avraham Stav and Uri Ehrlich, “The Ancient Versions of ‘Emet Veyatziv’ in the Cairo Genizah Prayer-Books,” 105-124. 

Avraham Yoskovich, “Ein Att(A) Omed Be-Meimekha: An Enigmatic Phrase, Physiology and Religious Morality in Rabbinic Midrash and Piyyut from the Byzantine Period,” 125-138.

Simcha Emanuel, “Responsa of Rabbi Hayim Or Zaru’a,” 139-183.

Yoel Marciano, “The Sugya Ḥamura of R. Yehuda Ibn Bolat,” 185-207.


About Andreas Lehnertz

I focus on social, cultural, and religious European history during the High and Late Middle Ages. My interests lie in daily Christian-Jewish relations, marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and Jewish craftspeople. In 2018, I completed my PhD at the Trier University entitled "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women”, under the supervision of Prof. Alfred Haverkamp and Prof. Lukas Clemens at the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History. Under Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten I was a postdoctoral fellow in the European Research Council Project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe“ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completing my second book on Jewish craftspeople in Medieval Central Europe.