Alieza Salzberg

Alieza Salzberg teaches rabbinic texts and Jewish history in Jerusalem. She holds an MA from Hebrew University in Midrash and Aggada as well as an MA in Creative Writing from CCNY. She is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on gender and war in the Babylonian Talmud.

Articles by Alieza Salzberg

Shabbat 103

Practicing productivity.

Shabbat 34

Radical spiritual ascetics.

Shabbat 33

Holing up in a cave.

Berakhot 49

Who has a seat at the table?

Will the Real Esther Please Stand Up?

The heroine of the Purim story is portrayed in contradictory ways in the biblical book that bears her name.

The Politics of Archeology in Israel

The meaning of archeological finds in Israel is up for interpretation.

Modern Midrash

Contemporary artists expand the Jewish bookshelf.

The Darker Side of Hanukkah

Some different--and surprising--stories about how the Maccabean revolt began.

Hair Coverings for Married Women

Why some Orthodox women cover their hair, whether with wigs, hats or scarves.

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.