scale illustration2021–2022 Fellowship Theme

Rethinking Premodern Jewish Legal Cultures

This fellowship year treats law in theory and practice, as both created by and imposed on Jews. It focuses on the broad contexts in which Jewish (and Israelite) law was developed by and for Jews, and in which it operated, treating law as a necessary component for understanding the broader dynamics of culture, history, governance, and economics of each place and period. Seeing law as constituted by and embedded within wider dynamics, the fellows see law’s impact on various historical, religious, intellectual, artistic, and political moments, for a wide variety of actors: Jews and non-Jews, men and women, the empowered and the marginal. 


Current Fellows

Read about the academic research of the 2021–2022 fellows.

See the official announcement of this year's cohort on the Katz Center blog.

Past Fellowship Themes

Check out the variety of research conducted by Katz Center scholars over the years.