"Tamar is an incredibly knowledgable, patient, kind, and passionate educator. She turned Biblical Hebrew tutoring, something I was nervous to take on, into an in-depth text study opportunity that transformed my relationship with the Book of Ruth. Tamar makes the nuts and bolts of Biblical Hebrew relevant and interesting to Jewish life and learning."
-Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg
"...not only does she possess a comprehensive knowledge in ancient Near Eastern history and languages, but also a penetrating wit that makes each class a pleasure to attend. I highly recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from a scholar and teacher like her ."-Daniel Hotary
Tamar Kamionkowski is professor of Bible at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she has been training rabbinical students for over 20 years. She holds a B.A from Oberlin College, an M.T.S from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University.
Tamar is the author of Leviticus: A Wisdom Commentary (Liturgical Press, 2018), Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos: Studies in the Book of Ezekiel (Sheffield Academic Press, 2003) and co-editor of Bodies, Embodiment and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures (T&T Clark, 2010)For over 25 years, Tamar has been committed to making Jewish literacy accessible to all kinds of learners.