Eliezer Segal

Dr. Eliezer Segal is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. A native of Montreal, he holds a PhD in Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765761513/qid=1135905912/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl14/102-7750286-8408160?n=507846&s=books&v=glance">Holidays, History, and Halakhah</a>, </i>and many of his writings can be found on his personal <a href="http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/">website</a>.

Articles by Eliezer Segal

Uncle Eli’s Haggadah

A Seussical Passover, just for kids.

What Is An Upsherin, or Halaqah?

Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.

Abraham, the Patriarch of Three Faiths

Christianity and Islam share a reverence for Judaism's patriarch.

The Talmud Goes to College

Ancient Jewish law and legend embraced by the academy.

Afterlife for Animals?

Jewish authorities disagree as to whether all cows go to heaven.

New Year’s in the Talmud

The rabbis of the Talmud speculated about the nature of the Roman New Year's celebration.

A History of Purim

How this festival became a time for merriment and satire.

Who Has Not Made Me a Woman

Different versions and parallels from classical sources and manuscripts provide an interesting perspective on this controversial blessing.