Associate Professor
Contact Areas of Interest
Fox, Harry Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
Bancroft Hall, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 313
Toronto, ON  M5S 1C1
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  • Post-Biblical Judaism
  • Talmudic literature
  • Rabbinic literature
  • Hebrew literature


Harry Fox, Associate Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, teaches Judaism of late antiquity, Talmudic, rabbinic and geonic literature, and modern Hebrew literature. He is the author, with Justin Lewis, of Pious Women: A Yiddish Renaissance Defense of Women, and the editor, with Tirzah Meacham, of Introducing Tosefta: Textual, Intratextual and Intertextual Studies. His academic interests include post-Biblical Judaism, Talmudic literature, Rabbinic literature, and Hebrew literature. He has a BSc from McGill, an MS from Purdue, and a BA, MA, and PhD from Hebrew University.

Selected Publications

(forthcoming)  “Changes in the Honorifics as a Sign of Periodization.”

2001  “Geniza Fragments of Bavili Rosh Hashana by David Golinkin.” Review.

2000  “R. Elijah Gaon’s Textual Emendations to Halakhic Midrash as a Basis for Understanding His Thought.”

1999  Introducing Tosefta: Textual, Intratextual and Intertextual Studies. Ed. with Tirzah Meacham.

1998  “R. Yonatan haKohen miLunel and Methodologies for Research of rabbinic Literature.”

1998   “The Forelife of Ideas and the Afterlife of Texts.”

1998  “A Final Response.”