Prof. Arnon Atzmon

דוא"ל
arnon.atzmon@biu.ac.il
    קורות חיים

    Education

    2006 Ph.D Bar-Ilan University Department of Talmud
    1999 M.A Bar-Ilan University Department of Talmud
    1999 Teaching Certificate Bar-Ilan University Department of Education
    1996 B.A Bar-Ilan University Department of  finance and computing
    Dissertation Title:

    "Esther Rabbah II - towards a critical edition", supervisor: Prof. Joseph Tabory

    Academic Activities

    2004-present Bar-Ilan University, Department of Talmud and The Center for Basic Jewish Studies, Teaching Courses in "Agadah"
    2004- present Coordinator of A Research program of Professor J. Tabory

     

    Grants and Awards

    2019 Research Workshop Grant of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
    2017-19 Research Grant of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
    2015 A research grant from keren Beit Shalom-Kyoto
    2014 A research grant from The Sander and Samuel Kolatch Graduate Program in Talmudic and Rabbinic Studies
    2013 A research grant from The IHEL foundation in Bar-Ilan University
    2011 A research grant from The Sander and Samuel Kolatch Graduate Program in Talmudic and Rabbinic Studies
    2010 A research grant from keren Barzilai for bibliographic studies
    2008–2013 A research grant from keren Beit Shalom-Kyoto
    2007-2008 A research grant from The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
    2007 A research grant from keren Beit Shalom
    2006 An International Fellowship in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Culture Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    2003 A grant from the Herzog Foundation
    2002 A grant from the Zoltan & Lea Gaspar foundation
    2002- 2005 Bar-Ilan's President Scholarship for distinctive doctoral students

     

    מחקר

    Midrash, Aggadah, Rabbinic Literature

    קורסים

     

    course (Hebrew)     

    02-0800-35

    The Story of Ancient Israel – From the Bible to the Midrash

    credits equal 1 Annual course hours

    Fall Semester

    On-line

    course (Hebrew) 02-0800-36 The Story of Ancient Israel – From the Bible to the Midrash credits equal  1 Annual course hours Spring Semester On-line

     

     

     

    פרסומים

    List of Publications 

    Books

    Ke-Tavor Be-Harim: Studies in Rabbinic Literature Presented to Joseph Tabory, (Eds.,) Arnon Atzmon and Tzur Shaphir, Tevunot Press: Alon Shevut, 2013.

    Midrash Esther Rabbah: Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts, with an Introduction, References, Variant Readings and Commentary, by Joseph Tabory and Arnon Atzmon, The Midrash Project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies: Jerusalem, 2014.

    Articles

    “Ma’aseh Esther in Pirke deRabbi Eliezer and in Midrash Esther Rabbah II: Towards Establishing the Relationship between Parallels in Midrashic Literature,” (Heb.,) Tarbiz, LXXV, 3–4 (2006), pp. 329–344.

    "Mordechai’s Dream: From Addition to Derashah (Heb.,) Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal, 6 (2007),

    "Haggadah dimgillat Esther: Toward the Anthologist’s Methodology" (Heb.,) Iggud: Selected Essays in Jewish Studies, 1 (2008), pp. 277-291.

    'Old Wine in New Flasks: The Story of Late Neo-Classical Midrash', European Journal of Jewish Studies, 3/2 (2009), 183–203.

    "Reconstructing the Original Midrash Based on Rabbinic Parallels: A New Paradigm for an Old Problem"(Heb.,) Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal,

    "'The Wise Woman from Saida' – The Silent Dialogue Between  Aggadah and Halakhah Regarding Women and Marriage", AJS Review, 35:1 (2011), pp. 23–34.

    "Late Neo-Classical Midrash: Redaction and Formation" (Heb.,) A. Shemesh and A. Amit (eds.), Melekhet Mahshevet: Studies in the Redaction and Development of Talmudic Literature, A. Amit & A. Shemesh (eds.), Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2011, pp. 87–99.

    "The Targum on the Esther Scroll: A Midrashic Targum or a Targumic Midrash', (Heb.,) HUCA 80 (2009), pp. א-כ.

    "Haman and The Satan, are one: On the development of a Narrative-Midrash on the Esther Scroll" (Heb.,) Carmi Sheli: Studies on Aggadah and its interpretation Presented to Prof. Carmi Horowitz, J. Tabory et al. (eds.), New York: Academic Studies Press, 2012, pp. 166–176.

    "The Same Fate Is in Store for the Righteous and the Wicked:
    Form and Content in Midreshei Aggadah", JSJ 43/1 (2012), pp. 58–77.

    '“And He Advanced Her to the Best: Identity and Interpretation in Rabbinic Literature, (Heb.,) Beit Mikra, 57/1 (2012), pp. 107–123.

    'The Ot Emet’s Scholia to the Midrash on the Five Scrolls' (Heb.,) Sidra, 27-28 (2013), pp. 211-222.

    "'In the Third Month': Shavuot and the Redaction of Pesikta de-Rav Kahana 12," Journal of Ancient Judaism, 6/1 (2015), pp. 143–156.

    "From Census to Atonement: Parshat Shekalim in Pesikta de Rav Kahana and Pesikta Rabbati," Jewish Studies Quarterly, 22/4 (2015), pp. 352–376.

    "Literature and Liturgy in Times of Transition The Piska "And It Happened at Midnight" from Pesikta de-Rav Kahana," AJS Review, 40:2 (November 2016), 241–259.

    "Prophet of Gloom or Comfort: The Conflicting Portrayals of Jeremiah’s Prophecy in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana", Revue des études juives, 176, 3-4 (2017), pp. 269–293.

    "The Piskah of “Eikhah” in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana: Between Lament and Rebuke" (Heb.,) JSIJ - Jewish studies, an internet journal, accepted for publication.

    “Editing and Meaning in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana, Pesikta Rabbati and Midrash Tanhuma on ‘Vayehi Beyom Chalot Moshe’ (Num. 7:1)”, Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature, 29 (2017), pp. 3–38.

    “Did Pharaoh Repent? On the Development and Transformation of an Aggadic Motif,” European Journal of Jewish Studies, 13 (2019) 3–27.

    “Pesikta in the Tanhuma: The Case of Piskat Shekalim,” Tanhuma - The State of the Research (eds.,) Ronit Nikolsky & Arnon Atzmon, accepted for publication.

    “The Twofold Character of Isiah’s Prophecy in Midrash Pesikta De-Rav Kahana”, A. Shinan & I. J. Yuval (eds.,) The Wisdom of the Sages: Biblical Commentary in Rabbinic Literature, Jerusalem: Carmel, 2019, pp. 251–267.

    “The Original Order of Pesikta de-Rav Kahana,” Journal of Jewish Studies, 70/1 (2019), pp. 1–23.

    A. Atzmon, “Midrashic Traditions, Literary Editing and Polemics in Midrash Tehillim 22: Between Judaism and Christianity,” Journal for the Study of Judaism, 51 (2020), pp. 97–124.

    A. Atzmon, “The Prayers of Moses:  A Study of Midrash Tehillim on Psalm 90,” Sidra, Accepted for publication.

     

    Presentations of papers at conferences

    2018 The XI Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Krakow “From Aggadic Traditions to Literary Forms – The Case of the Pesikta and the Midrash on Psalms”
    2018 NAPH Conference, Amsterdam “Exegesis and Literary Editing in Midrash on Psalms”
    2017 Invited lecture in workshop and seminar on Midrash and parables, Utrecht "Parables of the Pesikta – between text and context".
    2017 The 17th World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem The Original Order of Pesikta de-Rav Kahana
    2016 EABS Meeting, Leuven The Redactor’s Invisible Hand: The Case of piska “אנכי אנכי” in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana
    2015 EABS Meeting, Córdoba

    The "Eikhah" Piskah in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana: Between Editorship and Authorship

    2014 The X Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Paris "Editing and Meaning in Pesikta Rabbati and Tanhuma Midrash on "Vayehi Beyom Calot Moshe" (num. 7:1)"
    2013 The 16th World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem "Pesikta Material in Tanhuma Literature to Bamidbar"
    May, 2013 Literary readings in Midrash and aggada - in memory of Prof. Yona Fraenkel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Schechter Institute "The Origin and emergence of the Pesikta"
    December, 2012 The Bible from Inside and Out, Haifa University "Puzzling Parallels: Parshat Ha-omer in Letivicus Rabbah and Pesikta de-Rav Kahana"
    July, 2012 International Meeting of SBL, Amsterdam "The Tanhuma And The P'sikta"
    June, 2011 Midreshei Aggada in Eretz Israel and Their Proliferation, International conference, Yad Ben Zvi "The Piska’ot on the Book of Exodus in Pesikta de-Rav Kahana"
    December, 2010 Association For Jewish Studies 42st Annual Conference, Boston, USA “In the Third Month” – Towards Pesikta de-Rav Kahana’s Essence and Redaction'
    2010 The IX Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Ravenna, Italy "'The Same Fate Is in Store for the Righteous and the Wicked': Form and Content in Midreshei Aggadah"
    January, 2010 Aggadah and its Commentaries, International conference of Bar-Ilan University, Lander Institute and Touro College

    The "Ot-Emet" commentary on the Midrashim.

    December, 2009 Association For Jewish Studies 41St Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California '"The Wise Woman from Saida" – The Silent Dialogue Between  Aggadah and Halakhah Regarding Women And Marriage'
    2009 The 15th World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem "Methodological Considerations in the Editing of Rabbinic Texts: Midrash Esther Rabbah II"
    2009 The Annual Conference Of The Department of Talmud in Bar-Ilan University "Between Rabbinical Interptetation and Popular Perception: The case of Esther"
    2008 EABS Meeting, Lisbon "The Esther Scroll: A Journey between Identities"
    July, 2007 International Meeting of SBL, Vienna "Midrashic Targum or Targumic Midrash"
    2006 EABS Meeting, Budapest "Mordekhai’s Dream: From Addition to Derasha"
    2006 The VIIIth EAJS CONGRESS, Moscow "Old Wine in New Flasks: The Story of Late Neo-Classical Midrash"
    2006 The International Conference of the Department of Talmud in Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan "The Neo-Classical Late Midrash: Redaction and Formatiom"
    2005 The 14th World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem "Haggadah de-Megillat Esther: Toward the Anthologist’s Methodology"

     

     

     

     

    Last Updated Date : 27/11/2023