Talya Fishman

Talya Fishman, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, studies medieval and early modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history. Her writings include Shaking the Pillars of Exile: “Voice of a Fool,” an Early Modern Jewish Critique of Rabbinic Culture (1997) and Becoming the People of the Talmud: Transmission of Rabbinic Tradition and the Formation of Medieval Jewish Cultures (forthcoming). Her current book project, Sensing Torah: A Medieval Jewish Guide to the Cultivation of Religious Experience, explores the interplay of memory training, manuscript illumination, religious polemic, theories of vision, and epistemological debates in a Hebrew treatise from late medieval Spain.

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