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January 4, 2016

Professor Emeritus Marty Jaffee Brings Rabbinic Voices from the Cairo Geniza to the E-Book

Renowned scholar of the oral Torah and rabbinic Judaism, Marty Jaffee explained his interest in electronic publication saying, “I felt that an online version of the Sifre would make the text more accessible. I have tried to divide the text into its “memory units” to indicate the oral-performative nature of rabbinic Torah study and to indicate the larger mnemonic concerns that govern the composition of rabbinic oral-performative texts.” Jaffee’s e-book is the frist such publication by the UW’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and is made possible through a platform called pressbooks. It will be available free online by January 15th.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Prof. Martin Jaffee talks about Sifre Devarim from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in the Smith Room of the Suzzalo Library on the UW Seattle campus. The event is free but please register here

Comparative Religion Staff