About the Author

Professor Marty Jaffee of the University of Washington (Emeritus) is a renowned scholar of the oral Torah and rabbinic Judaism. He received his Ph.D in Religious Studies from Brown University in 1980 and began teaching at the University of Washington in 1987. Over the course of three decades of teaching and publishing, he put the University of Washington’s Jewish Studies and Comparative Religion programs on the national map.

Jaffee was elected to the American Society for the Study of Religion in 2004, and was named a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research in 2010. His recent books include The End of Jewish Radar: Snapshots of a Postethnic American Judaism (iUniverse Press: 2009) and Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE-400CE (Oxford
University Press, 2001).