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Prof. Cohen teaches at the Department of Talmud and Rabbinics, Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University. He is a guest lecturer at Bernard Revel School of Jewish Studies, Yeshiva University, New-York (2011, 2013, 2019). He is also a visiting professor of Jewish studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New-York (2019). Dr. Cohen has published extensively on the intellectual legal history of the Babylonian Talmud and the Historiography of the Babylonian Amoraim (history of the schools, source of early legal traditions, the chronology of the Sages etc). He is the author of the books The Legal Methodology of Late Nehardean Sages in Sasanian Babylonia (Brill Academic Publishers: Boston, 2011) and For Out of Babylonia Shall Come Torah and the Word of the Lord from Nehar Peqod: The Quest for Babylonian Tannaitic Traditions (Brill Academic Publishers: Boston 2017)

Research Areas:

Chronology and historiography of Babylonian Amoraim

Study methods of the Babylonian Amoraim

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 2000Mar 2004

Award Date: 2 Mar 2004

Master, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1996May 2000

Award Date: 5 May 2000


Oct 1993Jul 1998

Award Date: 7 Jul 1998


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