Coordinator, Minor in Jewish Studies
Rivka Ulmer, Professor of Jewish Studies, is the first ever Jewish Studies tenure track appointment at Bucknell; she held the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies (2002-2007); created a Minor in Jewish Studies (2004-2017); teaches Jewish Studies courses; international involvement in Jewish Studies; Certificate in Israel Studies (Brandeis U.)
- Ph.D., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main
- Rabbinic literature (Midrash, Talmud, and Responsa)
- Medieval Hebrew manuscripts using semiotic, linguistic, and cultural theory methods
Activities and Other Interests
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Jewish Studies, 2002-07
Rivka Ulmer and Moshe Ulmer, Righteous Giving to the Poor: Tzedakah ("Charity") in Classical Rabbinic Judaism: Including a Brief Introduction to Rabbinic Literature (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2014).
Re-presenting Texts: Jewish and Black Biblical Interpretation: Proceedings of the 2010 and 2011 SBL Midrash Sections (ed. W. David Nelson and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013).
Midrash and the Exegetical Mind: Proceedings of the 2008 and 2009 SBL Consultation on Midrash (ed. Lieve Teugels and Rivka Ulmer; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011).
Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash (Studia Judaica, Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums 52; Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009).
Ulmer, Rivka. 2008. Pesiqta Rabbati: A Synoptic Edition of Pesiqta Rabbati Based Upon All Extant Manuscripts and the Editio Princeps (Studies if Judaism). University Press of America.