Lynn Kaye

Lynn KayeAssistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought



Lynn Kaye is Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought. Her areas of interest include law, hermeneutics, narrative and thought in rabbinic literature, philosophies of time, legal theory, religions of late antique Mesopotamia and critical and literary theory. She completed graduate training in Hebrew Bible at the University of Cambridge and in Rabbinic Literature at NYU, during which time she held fellowships at Cardozo Law School and NYU Law School. She recently joined the editorial board of Oqimta: Studies in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature and is active in the Association for Jewish Studies' Women's Caucus and in new initiatives for Queer, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Association for Jewish Studies. She has taught courses in rabbinic literature, Classical Hebrew grammar and theories of time.


She is the author of Time in the Babylonian Talmud: Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative (Cambridge University Press 2018). She has also published articles on Talmudic narrative and metaphor in the AJS Review, The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy and Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues. She is currently researching resistance to legal decisions in Babylonian Talmudic narratives and is at work on a book about the meaning of sanctifying time in classical rabbinic literature.