Lecture Topics

I am available for scholar-in-residence talks and other guest lecture formats. Here are some select topics from different categories:

Faith:

  • Multiple Authorship of the Torah

  • What Is Divine about the Torah?

  • A Wave Theory Approach to Unethical Aspects of Torah

  • Mosaic Torah in the Medieval Commentators

  • Should We Look for a Historical Exodus?

Bible:

  • The Development of the Noah Story

  • Joshua's Conquest and Non-Conquest of the Land

  • From Agricultural to Historical Festivals

  • Why Did Jacob Choose Rachel?

Israel:

  • The Problem of Synagogue and State

  • The Experience of Being a Centrist in a Divided Country

  • The Dual Narratives of Israelis and Palestinians

Halakha:

  • Homosexuality

  • Transgender 

  • Brain Death and Organ Donation

  • Women's Place in Orthodox Judaism

I can also speak about any of the subjects about which I've written, or others within my expertise.