Educational Background

  • Ph.D., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Research Interests

  • Rabbinic literature (Midrash, Talmud, and Responsa)
  • Medieval Hebrew manuscripts using semiotic, linguistic, and cultural theory methods

Teaching Interests

  • Judaism

Selected Publications


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.


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