Marjorie Lehman

Marjorie Lehman is an assistant professor of Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She graduated from Wellesley College and received her Ph.D. in religion and Jewish studies from Columbia University. Her field of concentration is Talmud and Rabbinic Literature. She does research in the areas of Jewish Gender Studies, Ritual Studies, Talmud and Education.

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Deborah Marcus Melamed

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