Trial Narratives in Josephus

For Current Fellows
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 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.


Chaya T. Halberstam

King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario

Chaya T. Halberstam is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism in the department of Religious Studies at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, where she works on law and literature in Israelite and Jewish antiquity, specializing in early rabbinic texts. Her research explores the limits of the law and the gestures within legal contexts toward social, emotional, and relational reasoning.

Halberstam received her PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University. She has previously held fellowships at the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and Indiana University.

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