Shlomi Zemach

Department of Talmud and Halakha, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Room 236, Mandel Building, Mt. Scopus Campus
02-5880209
shlomitsemach@gmail.com

Shlomi Zemach is a PhD student in the department of Talmud in the Hebrew university, and a member of Mandel Scholion Research center's group: "Setting Tables: Eating, Social Boundaries and Intercultural Transfers". Shlomi received a BA degree in Talmud and Hebrew Language, and MA in Talmud from the Hebrew University. His master's thesis work deals with Babylonian traditions in the Jerusalem Talmud Tractate Shabbat. He examines the transfer of traditions between the Jewish centers in Babylon and in the Land of Israel, and exposes the various ways of settling "foreign" materials in the local Talmud.

Shlomi writes his PhD dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. Shlomo Naeh. He deals with the subject of oaths and vows in the Jerusalem Talmud. Shlomi explores the development of the various categories of oaths and vows and their use in Jewish daily life, as reflected in the Jerusalem Talmud, and makes comparison to similar trends from other sources in Jewish literature and in Roman and Christian literature of the period. Between the years 2015­-2017 Shlomi taught in the "Preparatory Program for Talmud", a Talmudic course for beginners at the Hebrew University. Today, alongside his studies, he teaches in various institutions.