Orit Malka is a David Hartman Center Fellow and was in the third cohort of Maskilot. She is a PhD candidate at the Tel Aviv University Law School. Her research interests include Talmudic law, evidence law, and political aspects of ancient political thought. Alongside her studies Orit founded “Mistabra” – a communal Beit Midrash for Talmud study. She was also the founder and co-leader of the Young Scholars Research Group on Jewish Political Thought that operated at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and a member of the program for outstanding research students in the field of human rights and Judaism at the Israel Democracy Institute. Her doctoral dissertation deals with the special rules that characterize the laws regarding testimony in Talmudic law and the relationship between the epistemological and political goals that shape these rules.
David Hartman Center Fellow