Research / Editor Fellowship

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Research Fellowships (7 Options): Talmud Skills / Hasidism / Jewish Intellectual History / Tanakh / Rabbinic Literature

Research fellowships enable students with academic interests and exceptional organizational / project management skills to work closely with individual faculty members to support emerging projects. These fellowships are open to full time students, committing to a full year of study at Pardes. Please submit applications by March 22.

  1. The Talmud Skills Research Fellow will assist Daniel Reifman in developing his Intermediate/Advanced Talmud Skills course into a curriculum and/or online resource. This will be distributed to schools and educators through the Pardes Center For Jewish Education. Click here for more info.
  2. The Hasidism Research Fellow will work together with Levi Cooper on the editing and production of his forthcoming book: Hasidic Relics. This book will complement Levi’s first two books Relics for the Present on Talmud and will be a further volume in the growing Pardes faculty library that has successfully showcased the Torah of our thriving Beit Midrash. Click here for more info.
  3. The Jewish History: Legal, Intellectual and Political Research Fellow will work together with Elisha Ancselovits in creating a biblical and Talmudic index for his book A Peoplehood of Wisdom: The History of Jews, Study, and Norms – Section One: 600 BCE–1600 CE. It is an opportunity to familiarize oneself, both textually and historically, with a wide range of passages from most of the authors and works of late First-Temple through sixteenth-century-CE Jewries as discussions of practical wisdom. Click here for more info.
  4. The Tanakh Fellow will work together with Judy Klitsner on the organizing, researching and production of her commentary on the Bible, which will be part of a major online library. The Torah commentary will combine rigorous literary analysis with psychological and philosophical human insights that are relevant to a modern reader. Click here for more info.
  5. The Rabbinic Literature Fellow will assist Gila Fine in her research on the Women of the Talmud, editing, proofreading, indexing, and cross-referencing written materials in preparation for publication. Click here to learn more.
  6. The Student Journal Editor Fellow will work together with faculty member Rav Rahel Berkovits on the organizing, editing and production of Pardes’ Student Torah Journal. The journal aims to foster and support Pardes students at the start of their Torah journey and encourage them to begin writing on and interpreting primary texts so that they can start to add their diverse voices to the conversation of tradition and Torah. Click here for more info.
  7. The Spirituality Fellow will work together with Yiscah Smith, a spiritual activist, educator, mentor and meditation guide on the research, writing and editing of a book about Jewish Spiritual Practice. Click here to learn more