Theology Department Faculty

Ruth Langer

Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

  • “New Perspectives on the Antiquity of Obligatory Prayer in Israel” (in Hebrew), 2017
  • “The Early Medieval Emergence of Jewish Daily Morning Psalms Recitation, Pesuqei D’zimra,” 2018
  • "The Self through the Other in Byzantine and Jewish Liturgies: A Comparative Exercise," 2019

Selected Publications

Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

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 ResearchLXI (1995): 53-94.