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Jacob F. Love

Doctoral Candidate: The University of Tennessee,
M.A. History, University of California-Berkeley,
B.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Fellowships: UC-Berkeley (National Foreign Language Defense Fellowhip) Tel Aviv University (Veterans of the Yom Kippur War), Hebrew University (Jerusalem) Visiting Fellow, Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati)

Field of Study: History of the Jews between the Fall of the Temple (70 CE) and the completion of the Babylonian Talmud (ca 600 CE)

Research Interests: Mishnah, Tosefta, Mikhilta, Yerushalmi, Bavli. Analysis which seeks to determine what these texts mean and how they reflect the cultures that generated them.

Dissertation Title (Working):How is This Night Different From All Other Nights: An Excursion into Talmudic Texts as an Exercise in Collective Memory

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I’m a returning student with a very long record owing to the fact that was ABD at the normal time in a student’s life but went on to a full career in an unrelated field from which taking early retirement.

Currently, and based on my prior academic qualifications, I am a Lecturer in Religious Studies responsible for UT’s Biblical Hebrew program. I also teach the Hebrew Bible in English, Introduction to Judaism, and Survey of Early Rabbinic Literature. For the History Department I have taught Early Jewish History (Biblical through Early Medieval Period).