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Faculty

 

Dr. Bryna Jocheved Levy is founder and former longtime director of the Bible and Biblical Exegesis program. She earned a Ph.D. in Bible from Yeshiva University.  She has lectured on the Bible and Medieval Exegesis in Israel, Europe, and North American. She has created four "Torah artistry" websites which serve as creative educationl tools for learning and teaching the Tanach.  She recently published the book Waiting for Rain: Reflections at the Turning of the Year (Jewish Publication Society, 2008).


Navah Cohen is Director of the Matan Bible and Biblical Exegesis Program. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Bar Ilan University Bible Department.  Nava lectures on Tanach and Midrash, and her areas of interest are Biblical poetry and Wisdom Books.  She is a graduate of the Program, and published an article in Massechet (2004). She has taught in several institutions, including Midrashet Shuva and Ofra High School.  Nava has also authored a guide for educators on the Book of Job.


Neta Shapira is Academic Registrar of the Bible and Biblical Interpretation Program. She has an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University.  Neta teaches Bible and Commentaries in the Program and teaches classes for the public at Matan, with an expertise in books of the Second Temple period.  Neta is a graduate of the Tanach Program, facilitates a Matan Bat Mitzvah group in Beit Shemesh, and published an article in Massechet (2009).


Osnat Reinman is a lecturer in Matan's Bible and Biblical Interpretation and Ayanot Programs. She has an M.A. in Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University.  Osnat teaches Bible at Matan.


Rav Dr. Mordechai Sabato is a lecturer at Matan. He earned a Ph.D. in Talmud from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Dr. Sabato teaches in the Matan Bible and Biblical Interpretation program.  His areas of interests include the evolution and editing of the Talmud, and literary analysis of the Bible.  He is also a lecturer in Talmud at Bar Ilan University. 


Dr. Doron Sar-Avi is a lecturer at Matan. He holds a Ph.D. in Land of Israel Studies and Archeology from Bar Ilan University.  Dr. Sar-Avi teaches history, geography, and Biblical archeology in the Bible and Biblical Interpretation program at Matan.  Dr. Sar-Avi also teaches at Herzog College, directs the kashrut department of the forum of Midrashot, and organizes environmental studies at Susya High School.  He has published an article in the book Droma, and in other academic journals.


Dr. Avivah Gottleib Zornberg is a lecturer at Matan. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University.  Dr. Zornberg teaches Parshat HaShavua. She is an internationally sought after Bible teacher, and has published three well acclaimed books, Genesis: The Beginning of Desire, The Particulars of Rapture, and The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious.  She has taught Bible for the past 25 years at Matan, Pardes Institute and the Jerusalem College for Adults.  Dr. Zornberg also holds a Visiting Lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. She travels widely lecturing in Jewish, academic and psychoanalytic subjects.





 

 

 

 
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