An Investigation of the Geonic Institution of the "scholars of the siyuma (redaction) circle" in the Context of Islamic and Medieval Legal Cultures

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows only.


Paul Mandel

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

Paul Mandel is a senior lecturer at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. His areas of research include the critical edition of rabbinic texts and the study of the development of midrash/aggadah and legal exegesis from the Second Temple period through the medieval period, with emphases on poetics, exegesis, philology, Dead Sea Scrolls, and philological studies of Jewish literature of the geonic and early medieval periods.

Mandel received his PhD in Midrash and Aggadic Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has taught at the University of Haifa, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

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