Mordechai A. Friedman, Dept. of Talmud

Short Curriculum Vitae (highlights):

BA: University of Pennsylvania (UP) 1962

Teachers Diploma; BHL: Gratz College 1961; 1962

MHL; Diploma: JTS 1962-66

Ph.D. (Jewish & Islamic Studies): UP 1969.

Professional Experience Includes:

1981- Professor of Talmud, TAU

1995- Incumbent, The Joseph and Ceil Mazer Chair in Jewish Culture in Muslim Lands and Cairo
Geniza Studies

Major publications (books and major articles):

1. Jewish Marriage in Palestine: A Cairo Geniza Study. I: The Ketubba Traditions of Eretz Israel.
II: The Ketubba Texts. Tel- Aviv and New York (Tel-Aviv University and The Jewish
Theological Seminary of America) 1980-1.

2. Jewish Polygyny in the Middle Ages: New Documents from the Cairo Geniza (Hebrew:
Ribbuy Nashim...) The Bialik Institute, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, 1986.

3. Over 100 articles.

Teaches the following courses in the current academic year:

Tractate Ketubbot VII; Marriage and the Family in Halakha and Aggada.

Awards and grants :

1980/1 Guggenheim Fellowship

1982 Ben Zvi Institute Award

1988 Holon Award for Jewish Studies

1988/9 National Endowment for the Humanities

1991 Doctor of Hebrew Letters, Honoris Causa, JTS

Areas of current research interest:

Cairo Geniza Studies, Talmud and Midrash, Marriage and the Family,
Judeo-Arabic Literature.

Additional points of contact (office/home telephone, fax,etc.):

Fax: 972-3-6407031

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