HUCA Table of Contents

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)