HUCA Table of Contents


The Polemic against Mysticism in Midrash Genesis Rabbah

David H. Aaron


“Two Are Better than One”: The Conceptual and Thematic Use of Numbers in Qoheleth

Katharine J. Dell and Tova Forti


“And Who Wrote Them?” (Bava Batra 14b-15a)

The List of Biblical Authors, its Sources, Principles, and Dating*

Eran Viezel


“The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom”?

A Consideration of Job 28 as Sarcastic Response to the Wisdom Tradition

Kyle R. Greenwood


Merciful, Shamefaced, and Kind:

Israel’s Character in y. Qiddushin 4:1 and b. Yevamot 79a

Kacie Klamm


 “With Specious Contentions, He Cast Blemishes on His Holy Ones”: Abraham Ibn Ezra, Maimonides, and Nahmanides in Zecharyah ben Moshe’s Poetic Preface to Offering of Zeal

Eric Lawee.


Wandering Jews in England’s Green and Pleasant Land: Wissenschaft des Judentums in an Anglo-Jewish Context

Daniel Langton


1 The Missing Century: A Reevaluation of the Halakhic Connections between Palestine and Babylonia during the Fifth Century CE

Barak S. Cohen, Bar-Ilan University


2 “Arch”-Enemy: The Polemic against Titus in Benjamin of Tudela’s Sefer Masa’ot

Daniel Stein Kokin, Arizona State University


3 How Should We Read Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed?  Clues From Al-Harizi’s Translation

Shalom Sadik, Ben-Gurion University


4 Reform or Necessary Change? The Attempt to Translate the Ketubah into Hebrew and the Reactions to It 

Amichai Radzyner, Bar-Ilan University


5 Jewish Radicals: Zionism Confronts The New Left, 1967-1973: A Comparative Look

Tal Elmaliach, Editor; translated by Haim Watzman



            Tal Elmaliach, University of Haifa


Chapter 1
Americans for Progressive Israel: Radical Zionism in the United States, 1967–1973         Tal        Elmaliach, University of Haifa


Chapter 2
Classic Socialist Zionism and the Emergence of Radical Socialist Zionism in        France in         the 1960s

Jennine (Levana) Frenk, Independent scholar, ‘Moreshet’ – Mordechai Anielevich    Memorial Institute


Chapter 3
Zionism and the New Left: The Mordechai Anielewicz Brigade in Argentina in the           1960s

            Sebastian Klor, University of Haifa


Chapter 4

            Between Zionism and the New Left: Israeli Leadership and Society Confronting the            Young Radical Left, 1967–1973

Anat Kidron, Tel-Hai College and the University of Haifa



Chad Alan Goldberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison



The תורה in רות – Notes on Judean Literary Onomastics

Jeffrey Cooley, Boston College


Trumpets and Shofarot in the War Scroll (1QM): Musical and Terminological Insights

Moshe Piamenta, David Yellin College of Education


Reckoning the End of Days – A Study in Yefet ben ‘Eli’s Biblical Exegesis

Meirav Adler-Akirav, Bar-Ilan University


The Two Different Endings of Sefer haMiddot

Seth (Avi) Kadish, Oranim Academic College of Education, University of Haifa


The Influence of Mendelssohn’s Commentary on Qohelet on Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Jewish Commentators in Eastern and Western Europe

Tova Ganzel, Bar-Ilan University


A Translation of and Introduction to Nokhum Borukh Minkov’s On the Edge

Jordan Finkin, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

HUCA Volume 91


1 Yalta – The Third Rib: Redaction and Meaning in Bavli Berakhot,

Chapter 7

Ido Hevroni, Shalem College; Kogod Research Center for

Contemporary Jewish Thought, Shalom Hartman Institute


53 An “Edge” in Space or an “Edge” in Time: The Commandment of

Pe’ah in Tannaitic Midrash Halakhah

Aaron Amit, Bar-Ilan University


77 “For Your Work Will Be Rewarded” – On the Development of the

Sign Tradition

Bracha Elitzur, Herzog College


127 Nafīs al-Dīn’s Samaritan-Arabic Translation of Thirteen Verses

from the “Song of Moses”

Ali Watad, Beit Berl College


157 The Earliest Published Yiddish Tehinnot (1590–1609)

Morris M. Faierstein, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University

of Maryland


207 The Societal Role of the Man of Spirit According to Martin Buber

Admiel Kosman and Yemima Hadad, Institut für Jüdische Theologie/

School of Jewish Theology, University of Potsdam

261 Leo Baeck’s “Individuum Ineffabile”


Introduced by David Ellenson and Paul Mendes-Flohr; translated by

Gabriel E. Padawer and Bernard H. Mehlman, with Alisa Rethy


HUCA Volume 90


ix A Note from the Editors of the Hebrew Union College Annual

1 Ezekiel 20: A New Redaction-Critical Analysis
David Frankel, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

27 Authorship, Attribution, and Authority: Jeremiah, Baruch, and the
Rabbinic Interpretation of Lamentations
Jason Kalman, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
University of the Free State, South Africa

89 Haredi Jewish Boys Choirs and the Performance of a Secure Future
Gordon Dale, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

113 Introduction to “The Making of Moses”
Mark Leuchter and Zev Farber

121 Moses the Transjordanian Prophet
Zev Farber, Project TABS –; The Shalom Hartman Institute,

141 Moses like David: Prototypes in the Deuteronomistic History
Alison L. Joseph, The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization

163 Moses Between the Pentateuch and the Book of the Twelve
Mark Leuchter, Temple University

185 The Apocalyptic Moses of Second Temple Judaism
Alexandria Frisch, Ursinus College

209 “A King and a Scribe like Moses”: The Reception of Deuteronomy 34:10
and a Rabbinic Theory of Collective Biblical Authorship
Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg, University of Michigan

227 “A Prophet Like Moses”? What Can We Know About the Early Jewish
Responses to Muammad’s Claims of Mosesness?
Shari L. Lowin, Stonehill College

257 The End of Moses
Rachel Havrelock,


HUCA Volume 89


1 The Jews of the South of France
Armand Lunel
Translated from the French by Samuel N. Rosenberg, with a foreword by
David A. Jessula

159 Conflicts between Neighbors in the Jewish Court: The Balance between
Justice and Harmony
Shlomo E. Glicksberg, Yeshiva College, Johannesburg

177 From Periphery to Center: Early Discussion of Resurrection in Medieval Jewish Thought
Eliezer Schlossberg and Dov Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University

197 שלום רב וישע יקרב : Yehuda ha-Levi’s Epistle to Moshe ibn Ezra: A New Edition and Commentary
Michael Rand, University of Cambridge

221 Dynasties of Jewish Physicians in the Fatimid and Ayyubid Periods
Amir Mazor and Efraim Lev, University of Haifa

261 The Points in the Letters: Greek Philosophy in the Service of Medieval Jewish Linguistics
Jonathan Howard, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


HUCA Volume 88


1 The Battle of Beth Zechariah in Light of a Literary Study of 1 Maccabees 6:32–47
Amram Tropper, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

29 Was There a Separate Transmission of Tosefta Tohorot? Evidence from Rishonim and from Fragments of the Cairo and European Genizas
Binyamin Katzoff, Bar-Ilan University

55 The Art of the Chain Novel in B. Yoma 35b: Reconsidering the Social Values of the Babylonian Yeshivot
Shraga Bar-On, Shalom Hartman Institute and Shalem College, Jerusalem

89 You Must Rebuke Your Fellow!: Midrash Tanhuma’s Subversion of Bavli Arakhin 16b                                           ˙
Matthew Goldstone, The Jewish Theological Seminary

113  Abraham ibn Ezra’s Commentary on Job 2:11: The Time and Place of Job and His Friends and the Composition of the Book of Job
Eran Viezel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

159  Maimonidean Controversies after Maimonides: The Egyptian Context
Elisha Russ-Fishbane, New York University

203  Discourses of Doubt: The Place of Atheism, Skepticism, and Infidelity in Nineteenth-Century North American Reform Jewish Thought
Daniel R. Langton, University of Manchester

255  The Cultural Zionism of Zeev Jawitz
Asaf Yedidya, Efrata College

297  Rhythm in Yemenite Cantillation: Masoretic Accents and Syllabic Time
Boris Kleiner, Tel Aviv University


HUCA, Volume 87


1 Scarlet and Harlots: Seeing Red in the Hebrew Bible

Scott B. Noegel, University of Washington


49 “And David Was Sitting in Jerusalem”:The Accounts in Samuel and Chronicles

Yossi Leshem, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,



61 A Paradigm for Identifying the Use of Scriptural Allusion in Lemma-Based

Exegesis Within the Qumran Library Using 4QpPsa (4Q171) as an Example

David Katzin, UCLA


93 Philo’s Threefold Divine Vision and the Christian Trinity

Elad Filler, Ben-Gurion University

115 Did the Babylonian Sages Regard the Ammei-ha’Aretz

as Subhuman?

Jonathan A. Pomeranz, Stanford University


145 “Blessings of the Breasts”:Breastfeeding in Rabbinic Literature

Jordan Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin, Madison


179 The Impact of Purity Laws on Amoraic Laws Concerning Handling on the Sabbath

Yoel Kretzmer-Raziel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


203 Manuscript Fragments of Pesiqta Rabbati from the Cairo Geniza and European Collections

Rivka Ulmer, Bucknell University


251 The “Anticipation Principle” in the Biblical Commentary of R. Joseph Bekhor Shor

Jonathan Jacobs, Bar-Ilan University


279 19th-Century Prague: Tradition, Modernization, and Family Bonds

Sharon Flatto,  Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)