Truth About Divine Law
Christine Hayes / May 18, 2013
Alexander the Great's conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean brought to the foreground an inherent cognitive dissonance in views of Divine Law as envisioned by the Greco-Romans and the Hebrew Bible - which we've grappled with for the past 2,500 years. How does this context impact our understanding of the legal framework the Rabbis then cultivated?
Christine Hayes is the Robert F. and Patricia Ross Weis Professor of Religious Studies at Yale. She received her PhD from University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of two scholarly books: Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds and Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud. She has also authored an undergraduate textbook and several journal articles. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Christine Hayes.