Lynn Kaye

Lynn KayeAssociate Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought


  • New York University, PhD
  • University of Cambridge, MPhil


Lynn Kaye is an Associate Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought. Her areas of interest include Rabbinic law and narrative, philosophies of time, legal theory, 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 is on the editorial board of Oqimta: Studies in Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature. She has taught courses in rabbinic literature, Classical Hebrew grammar and theories of time.


Lynn Kaye is the author of Time in the Babylonian Talmud: Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative (Cambridge University Press 2018), a winner of the Association for Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship. She has published articles in the AJS Review, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies and Gender Issues and Currents of Biblical ResearchShe is currently researching resistance to legal decisions in Babylonian Talmudic narratives and is at work on a book about time wasting in classical and modern rabbinic literature. For more information: