Rethinking Joseph Karo’s Work from a Book History Perspective

For Current Fellows
Monday, April 11, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 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.


Tirza Y. Kelman

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Tirza Y. Kelman researches contextualized Jewish Halakha and Jewish ‎thought, especially in sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire. She is currently working on book history issues connected to R. Joseph Karo’s treatises.

Kelman received her PhD from Ben Gurion University. She is a public activist in Israel, and regularly addresses ‎Halachic inquiries as a Yoetzet Halakha, a female Orthodox halachic authority. ‎Since 2007, she has also served as director of the Hebrew “Women’s Health & Halacha” Nishmat ‎Yoatzot Halakha website.

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