Dr. Sarah Wolf is Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary and a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She is also a member of the inaugural cohort of North American David Hartman Center Fellows. Sarah received her Ph.D from Northwestern University in 2018 and her B.A. in Literature from Yale University.
Sarah’s current research explores the use of emotions as legal categories in rabbinic literature. Her work puts classical Jewish legal thought into conversation with contemporary Anglo-American legal theory, a research interest which she developed as a fellow at Cardozo Law School’s Consortium in Jewish Studies and Legal Theory.
Sarah has taught rabbinics in a variety of settings, including the Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha High School Program; Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at the JTS Beit Midrash; SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva; and the first ever Talmud MOOC on Coursera.