Tel Aviv professor is first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies – Jewish News

Posted By on February 16, 2020

Vered Noam of Tel Aviv University has been awarded the Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies the first time that a woman has received the award.

Noam, current chair of the universitys Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies and Archaeology and a full professor in the Department of Jewish Philosophy and Talmud, is recognised internationally for her research.

Education Minister Rafi Peretz, making the announcement on Monday evening, called Noam a source of inspiration for a whole generation of women studying Torah.

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Her work, her research, and her efforts to make Talmud studies accessible to many populations have been a breakthrough, he said.

In an interview Tuesday with the Kan public broadcaster, Noam said that women still have a way to go before they have equality in the study of Torah and Talmud.

A religious woman experiences freedom of choice and broad educational freedom in the everyday part of life, while a proper Torah education, especially around the Talmudic and Talmudic studies, is not yet open to her, Noam said.

She added: In our world Jewish women have a right and a duty to be part of the multi-generational conversation of the Jewish people and to belong to study and Torah.

The Israel Prize will be presented on April 29, Israel Independence Day.

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