Dr. Rachel Adelman

Rachel AdelmanRegion: Israel
Honorarium: $300 per lecture; $1000-$1500 for a Shabbat

A graduate of the Matan’s M.A. Program in Tanakh, Rachel Adelman went on to complete her PhD in Hebrew Literature (with a specialty in midrash) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  In 2007/8,  she was the Ray D. Wolfe post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto and last year she was a visiting assistant professor of ancient Hebrew Literature and Rabbinics at Miami University in Ohio.  She teaches Tanakh and Midrash at Matan (the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Study), in Jerusalem, and lectures widely abroad, in North America and England. Read more on her website here .


  • Parashat Shavu'a, through the Lens of Midrash
  • The Righteous Women of the Exodus
  • David and His Wives
  • When the Women Refused to Strip Off Their Finery (Why Rosh Hodesh is a Women's Festival)
  • Recreating Eve
  • Serah bat Asher: Songstress, Poet and Woman of Wisdom

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