Rachel Scheinerman

Rachel Scheinerman is the editor of My Jewish Learning. She holds an MA in Scripture & Interpretation from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD in Rabbinic Literature from Yale University.

Articles by Rachel Scheinerman

“All Is Vanity!” How to Understand Kohelet’s Famous Lament

The King James version of the Bible made this phrase familiar, but few understand its full import.

Taanit 10

The rules of the road.

Talmudic Curses and Insults

Before there was Shakespeare, there were some angry rabbis.

Rosh Hashanah 2

Welcome to Tractate Rosh Hashanah!

Who Was Job’s Wife?

Job’s wife has no name and only a single line in his story, and yet I find her unforgettable — ...

Beitzah 30

Leave the Jews alone.

Beitzah 27

The matter hangs on great trees.