Judy Klitsner is a senior lecturer in Bible at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem
A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy has had a profound impact on a generation of students, of whom many now serve as teachers and heads of Jewish studies programs in the US, the UK and Israel. In her teaching and in her writing, Judy weaves together traditional exegesis, modern scholarship and her own original interpretations that are informed by close readings of the biblical text. She lectures internationally at synagogues, campuses and adult education programs and she holds a visiting lectureship at the London School of Jewish Studies. Judy’s teaching style is lively, interactive and text-based, and she is particularly fond of uncovering the “vibrant conversation” that takes place between the Bible’s parallel stories. Judy Klitsner is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Jewish Publication Society, paperback by Koren Publishers). The book received a 2009 National Jewish book award.