Dov Weiss

“Confronting God in Rabbinic Literature”

Over the coming year, I hope to finish my dissertation, which analyzes Late Antique rabbinic confrontations with the divine, by writing the introductory chapter and conclusion. As I near finish line, I could not think of a better context to complete the work than as a Martin Marty Fellow. Beyond its financial backing and helping me secure a teaching opportunity at a local university, the Fellowship will provide me with a supportive group of scholars to whom I can present and exchange ideas. Receiving critical feedback from the wider academic community at this stage of my work will be crucial as I am now interested in thinking through the broader theological and historical implications of my findings.

Area of study: History of Judaism