adelmanRachel Adelman (PhD Hebrew University of Jerusalem), is currently an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible in the rabbinical program at Hebrew College in Boston. She studied for many years at MaTaN, a high level women’s Beit Midrash in Jerusalem, and went on to teach there.  Her first book, The Return of the Repressed: Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Pseudepigrapha (Brill 2009), is based on her doctoral work.  She just completed her second major book project: The Female Ruse — Women’s Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible (Sheffield-Phoenix Press 2015), which she began as a research associate four years ago in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School.   Rachel also teaches in many adult education venues in and around the Boston area, and has served as a guest lecturer throughout communities in North America, England, and Israel.  When not writing books, articles, or divrei Torah, it is poetry that flows from her pen.

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