The Journal of Textual Reasoning is the main publishing expression of the Society of Textual Reasoning, which sponsors an electronic list-serve [email@example.com] and meetings at professional academic conferences. The Journal will publish essays in the exegetical analyses of Jewish texts and the practice of textual reasoning as well as statements in the on-going development of the theory of Textual Reasoning. The Journal will generally follow a particular theme in each issue and include reviews of books relevant to Textual Reasoning. In the traditions of rabbinic thought and dialogical philosophy, we aim to present individual articles along with commentaries to them. To subscribe or to check on your options, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Editors Peter Ochs Steven KepnesIssue Editors Peter Ochs Ashley TateManaging Editor Ashley Tate
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia
Part I: Language, Identity, and Textuality
The Teshuvah of Jacques Derrida: Judaism Hors-texte Emilie Kutash, St. Joseph’s College
The Plot within the Piyyut: Retelling the Story of Balak on the Liturgical Stage Laura Lieber, Duke University
Part II: Textual Reasonings for a “Vav” and a “Na”
About a Vav: Arguments for Changing the Nusach Masorti Regarding Hanukkah Bernhard Rohrbacher
The Binding of Isaac as a Trickster Narrative: And God Said “Na” Eugene F. Rogers, Jr, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Part III: Reading Texts With and Against the Other
Inter-religious Dialogue and Debate: Ibn Kammuna’s Cultural Model Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, al-Tafahom Journal, Sultanate of Oman
Textual Reasoning as Constructive Conflict: A Reading of Talmud Bavli Hagigah 7a Jonathan Kelsen, Drisha Institute
Volume 7, Number 1 (March 2012): Autonomy, Community, and the Jewish Self
Volume 6, Number 2 (March 2011): The Female Ruse: Women’s Subversive Voices in Biblical and Rabbinic Texts
Volume 6, Number 1 (December 2010): Halakhah and Morality
Volume 5, Number 1 (December 2007): Prayer and Otherness
Volume 4, Number 3 (May 2006): Jewish Sensibilities
Volume 4, Number 2 (March 2006): Rational Rabbis
Volume 4, Number 1 (November 2005): The Ethics of the Neighbor
Volume 3, Number 1 (June 2004): Strauss and Textual Reasoning
Volume 2, Number 1 (June 2003): The Aqedah: Midrash as Visualization
Volume 1, Number 1 (2002): Why Textual Reasoning?
The Journal of Textual Reasoning evolved from “The Postmodern Jewish Philosophy Bitnetwork,” a collaborative project begun in 1991. An archive of these correspondences and early iterations of the journal may be found here. The year 2002 marked the official transition to the Journal of Textual Reasoning, whose publications are listed above.
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