Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati
Rabbinic Ordination, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati
MAHL, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati
AB, Bryn Mawr College
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Religious Quest I
Religious Quest II
Turning Points in Jewish History
Liturgy, Seasons, Festivals: Jewish and Christian
Four Biblical Books in Comparative Perspective
Jewish Liturgy: Its History and Theology
Jews and Christians: Understanding the Other
From Diatribe to Dialogue: Studies in the Jewish-Christian Encounter
Passover in Midrash and Talmud
Suffering in Comparative Perspectives
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Co-editor, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
Chair, Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, 2012-
Distinguished Scholarship Award, Jewish Studies Program, Boston College, 2012
Clal Yisrael Award (together with husband), Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, 2011
Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of
Religion, for work in Christian-Jewish relations, 2011
Distinguished Service Award, Jewish Studies Program, Boston College, 2009
Lester Gilson Memorial Community Service Award, South Area Solomon
Schechter Day School, 2007
Yad Hanadiv/Beracha Foundation Fellowship, 2001-2002
Honorary Starr Fellowship, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University, 1998-1999
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Liturgy in the Life of the Synagogue: Studies in the History of Jewish Prayer, ed. Ruth Langer and Steven Fine (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2005).
To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism (Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 2005).
"From Study of Scripture to a Reenactment of Sinai," Worship 72:1 (January 1998): 43-67.
"Birkat Betulim: A Study of the Jewish Celebration of Bridal Virginity," Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research LXI (1995): 53-94.
ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2007
“Constructing Memory in Jewish Liturgy,” in Toward the Future: Essays on Catholic-Jewish Relations in Memory of Rabbi Leon Klenicki , ed. Celia Deutsch et.al. (New York: Paulist Press, 2013), 117-128.
“The Decalogue in Jewish Liturgy,” in Decalogue and its Culture, edited by Dominik Markl (Sheffield Academic Press, 2013), 85-101.
“Naming and Addressing Jewish Teachings of Contempt,” (pp. 8) on the website of the International Abrahamic Forum, International Conference of Christians and Jews.
“The Tzedah Laderekh’s Apologia for the Birkat Haminim,” in Ke-Tavor Be-Harim: Studies in Rabbinic Literature Presented to Joseph Tabory, Arnon Atzmon and Tzur Shafir (eds.) (Alon Shevut: Tevunot Press, 2013), 7*-39*.
“The Liturgical Parting(s) of the Ways: A Preliminary Foray,” in A Living Tradition: On the Intersection of Liturgical History and Pastoral Practice, David A. Pitt et.al., eds. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012), 43-58.
“Putting the Performance of the Vidui in its Context,” in We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Context, Ashamnu and Al Chet, ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman (Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishers, 2012), 205-209.
Review Essay: “The Rabbinical Assembly’s Mahzor Lev Shalem (New York: Rabbinical Assembly, 2010), in the Journal of Synagogue Music 37 (Fall 2012): 205-213.
“Jewish Liturgical Memory and the Non-Jew: Past Realities and Future Possibilities,” in Jewish Theology and World Religions, ed. Alon Goshen-Gottstein and Eugene Korn (Oxford and Portland, OR: Littmann, 2012), 167-86.
“Cursing the Christians?: Origins of the Birkat HaMinim,” at The Bible and Interpretation.
“Worship,” in The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, edited by Judith Baskin (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 663-665.
“The Censorship of Aleinu in Ashkenaz and its Aftermath,” in The Experience of Jewish Liturgy: Studies Dedicated to Menahem Schmelzer, edited by Debra Reed Blank (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011), 147-166.
“Interreligious Prayer: Introduction,” with Stephanie Perdew VanSlyke, Liturgy 26:3 (2011): 1-10.
“Exploring the Interface of Dialogue and Theology: A Jewish Response to Christian Ruitishauser, Thomas Norris, and Liam Tracy,” in Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships, ed. Philip A. Cunningham et.al. (Grand Rapids, Cambridge UK: Eerdmans, 2011), 287-295.
“Jewish Worship and Liturgy,” in The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture, edited by Judith Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin (Cambridge University Press, 2010), 337-356.
“The Presence of God in Jewish Liturgy,” in The Spirit in Worship and Worship in the Spirit, eds. Bryan Spinks and Teresa Berger (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009), 25-39.
"Liturgy in the Light of Jewish-Christian Dialogue," Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 4 (2009). Electronic Journal
“Continuity, Change, and Retrieval: The New Reform Siddur,” review essay in the Journal of Synagogue Music 34 (Fall 2009): 208-223.
"Jews and the American Funeral," in Only in America: The Open Society and Jewish Law, eds. Walter Jacob and Moshe Zemer (Pittsburgh: Solomon B. Freehof Institute for Progressive Jewish Law, Rodef Shalom Press, 2009), 91-125.
"'We Do Not Even Know What To Do!'’: A Foray into the Early History of Tahanun," in Seeking the Favor of God, Vol. 3: The Impact of Penitential Prayer Beyond Second Temple Judaism, eds. Mark Boda, Daniel Falk, and Rodney Werline (Society for Biblical Literature, 2008), 39-69.
"Theologies of the Land and State of Israel: The Role of the Secular in Christian and Jewish Understandings," Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 3 (2008): 1-17. Electronic Journal
“Jewish-Christian Dialogue About Covenant” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 2:2 (2007) and a response to the Rev. Dr. William Bellinger’s companion piece, “Exploring Covenant in a World of Faiths."
“Biblical Texts in Jewish Prayers: Their History and Function,” in Jewish and Christian Liturgy and Worship: New Insights into its History and Interaction, eds. Albert Gerhards and Clemens Leonhard, Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series 15 (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2007), 63-90.
Dirk Monshouwer, The Gospels and Jewish Worship: Bible and Synagogal Liturgy in the First Century C.E. (Skandalon, 2010) in Worship 86:2 (March 2012): 187-189.
Adiel Schremer, Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 2010), in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 5 (2010), http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/scjr/article/view/1571/1424.
Stefan Reif, Problems with Prayers: Studies in the Textual History of Early Rabbinic Liturgy, Vol. 37 Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2006), 369 pp. + xv, in Journal of Jewish Studies 60:2 (2009): 339-340.
Yaakov Y. Teppler, Birkat HaMinim: Jews and Christians in Conflict in the Ancient World, trans. Susan Weingarten (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007), in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 4 (2009).
Forms of Prayer, I: Daily, Sabbath and Occasional Prayers, Eighth Edition (London: The Movement for Reform Judaism, 2008), European Judaism 41, no. 2 (2008): 167-172.
Uneasy Allies?: Evangelical and Jewish Relations, ed. by Alan Mittleman, Byron Johnson, and Nancy Isserman. (Lexington Books, 2007), in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 3 (2008).
Jeremy Schonfield, Undercurrents of Jewish Prayer (Oxford, Portland Oregon: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2006) in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, August, 2007.
Peter Schäfer, Jesus in the Talmud (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2007), published in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2:1 (2007) http://escholarship.bc.edu/scjr/vol2/iss1/13/.
Prayers that Cite Scripture, ed. James L. Kugel (Cambridge: Harvard University Press for Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, 2006), in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, May 2007.
Shaye J.D. Cohen, Why Aren’t Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism, in Journal of Interdisciplinary History XXXVII (Winter, 2007): 435-437.