Dr Laliv Clenman
Senior Lecturer in Rabbinic LiteraturePhone: (0)208 349 5628
Laliv is a specialist in Rabbinics and Hebrew and Aramaic language and literature, she is particularly interested in the multiplicity, diversity and development of rabbinic law and in the complex relationships between halakhah and aggadah as well as between Palestinian and Babylonian sources. Her research explores themes talmudic and midrashic discourse including violence and the law, legal authority, and problems of identity and status, including intermarriage, gender, sexuality, the construction of Jewishness and the impact of halakhah on the individual. She is passionate about building and growing active, supportive, inclusive and challenging learning communities. Dr Clenman supervises PhD dissertations in the field of rabbinic literature, as well as in related contemporary and historical areas that include key elements related to antique rabbinic culture and law.