The Laws of Tsni'ut as a Translation of Legal Knowledge

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Anna Poplawski

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


Emmanuel Bloch

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Emmanuel Bloch researches how modern Jewish law responds to social evolutions, moral developments, and technological innovations. A former attorney, he now explores the halakhization of nonhalakhic norms, and will analyze tsni’ut (modesty) as a case study of this phenomenon while at the Katz Center.

Bloch received his PhD in Jewish philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a dissertation titled “Modesty: Halakhah, Meta-Halakhah, and Historical Development in the Twentieth Century.” He was previously a Robbins Research Fellow at the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at Berkeley Law School and an Associate Fellow in Jewish Studies at the Center for Jewish Studies at Fordham University.

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