Chaya
T.
Halberstam

King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
Ariel and Joshua Weiner Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Trial Narratives in Jewish Antiquity

Bio

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.

Selected publications

  • Trial Narratives in Jewish Antiquity (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • Law and Truth in Biblical and Rabbinic Literature (Indiana University Press, 2010)

Fellowship

2021–2022

Studying law between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law.