The Intellectual Fireworks of Talmud Study Move Outside the Yeshiva

Some of the most interesting and creative work in all of Jewish studies today is happening neither in universities nor as part of a yeshiva curriculum.

Yemenite Jews studying the Talmud in Jerusalem around 1920. History & Art Images via Getty Images.

Yemenite Jews studying the Talmud in Jerusalem around 1920. History & Art Images via Getty Images.

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Nov. 15 2021
About the author
Moshe Krakowski is a professor of Jewish education at the Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. He studies American haredi education and culture, focusing on the relationship among communal worldview, identity, and education.

Some of the most interesting and creative work in the field of Jewish studies today is happening neither in universities nor as part of a yeshiva curriculum. Instead, there is a growing space for scholars who don’t quite follow the strict rules of either type of institution. 

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